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4 posts • joined 23 Aug 2007

Google force feeds Web 2.0 to US gov

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E-Government

From the UK side of the ocean I canonly sit with a dropped jaw that anyone even thinks that "WEB 2." is of real value to anyone outside of the PR or IT worlds.

Governments make powerful communications to whole nations ( via TV, papers, even web sites) and specific ones to individuals or groups (phone fax, mail etc).

But the idea that a few fragmented, trendy, commercial, ad-supported, social networking sites, because they're the latest thing are somehow an improvement on this is laughable

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Kodak ESP 7 all-in-one inkjet printer

Terry
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FAX?

It's aimed at home users, so no fax.

It's the same idea that Vista contains.

Let's test the logic.

Office users - assume that they do need the fax for business - so they will decide to throw out the existing dedicated fax machine and make do with the fax facilty in a printer or use a fax modem on the PC should they have one.

Home users -may need to send the occasional fax, so if they want to do that they will need to buy a dedicated fax machine to squeeze on the desk next to the printer, because neither printer nor MS Vista have fax facility.

That does make sense, doesn't it?

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ITV 'could dump' Friends Reunited

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Used to be good

I loved the original Friends Reunited. I have no interest in the likes of My Face etc.

I can contact the people I want to by the traditional methods.

But in the beginning Friends was fun . If a bit naughty.

Then it got intimidated. And last, it went corporate.

So now it's just a bit pointless and boring.

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Hotmail hack punts person in peril scam

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remembering passwords

I'd agree with Carl. Every blasted site seems to need a password as well as a user name these days.

Even with a password vault it's just not practical for even an avid techie to have a different one for each site. Most members of the public haven't a chance of coping. Part of the solution is that sites should consider whether they really do need both a username and a password to log in.

(Like this one, which I had to reregister for, since I have no idea which combination of e-mail address and password I used last time!)

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