SAN FRANCISCO – Despite a 72-hour Twitter and e-mail campaign by members of the online hacker collective Anonymous, a demonstration at a San Francisco subway station drew what appeared to be less than a few dozen protesters Monday.
GirlGeeks will host nine more women-focused forums at future Comdex trade shows. The next event will take place in Chicago in the spring of 2001.
Fredrik Ostergren, head of media relations at Alldas, said that two weeks ago staffers began to notice that they were unable to connect to most sites in the .mil domain.
This is a mud-matrix conglomerate deposit. The light-colored, discontinuous vertical streaks are sand-filled burrows. Note how some are curving around the pebbles and cobbles (whatever the little buggers were could not have burrowed through them).
He also drew attention to a speech at “Real Conference 2000” in San Jose, California, in which Bronfman said, “In the appropriation of intellectual property, My.MP3.com, Napster and Gnutella… are, in my opinion, the ringleaders, the exemplars of theft, of piracy, of the illegal and willful appropriation of someone else’s property.”
Finally, Jenkins addressed Tim Kring, noting that he “moved from Heroes, which has been one of the landmarks that helped to define television’s understanding of transmedia, to *Conspiracy for Good *. . . can you tell us about [Conspiracy for Good] and what you learned from Heroes that allowed it to happen?” Kring responded that Heroes taught him everything about how to transition from traditional television to “multiple platform storytelling.” With Heroes, the goal was to reach the audience “where they lived, and they seemed to be living everywhere else but 9 o’clock on Monday night on a major network, so that particular desire to reach an audience is what really kinda got me into the whole idea of multi-platform storytelling.” Heroes, being a story about interconnectivity and saving the world, got Kring thinking about how to roll out that kind of storytelling in the real world. *Conspiracy for Good *was born from that idea, by “[taking] some of the tools from multi-user online gaming, and combining it with the power of social networking” to create “social benefit storytelling – the idea of injecting people inside of a narrative in order to create positive, real world results.” Kring went to Nokia, who underwrote the project, which involved 130 people working on the project in five different countries for 18 months. As a result of the game, five libraries were built and stocked in Zambia with over 10,000 donated books, and 50 scholarships for Zambian schoolgirls were created. The blurring of the lines between fiction and reality extended not only to real Zambians and real libraries, but to the fictional “bad guy” corporation, Blackwell-Briggs. A video which was “never supposed to be found by the public” exposing the corporation created a stir when one of Blackwell-Briggs’ first Twitter followers was Karl Rove, who expressed eagerness to find out how the corporation was going to pull off one of its schemes. “It was a truly unique project, where technology pushed the development of it to the use of mobile applications.”
Most of these analytics packages place cookies on your browser so they can keep track of you wherever you go, but Cookie Monster makes it simple to just toss your cookies, so to speak.
To be more specific, it’s a dying tradition. The Wednesday crowd is the old-school audience, collectors who are willing to shell out $3 or $4 for a stapled-together pamphlet that they’ll put in a plastic bag with acid-free cardboard and store in a long white box. Those customers have been trickling away for years.
In other words, Google makes broad-based knowledge more important, not less. A good education is the true key to effective search. But until our kids have that, let’s make sure they don’t always take PageRank at its word.
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The project is funded by the Library of Congress, the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution and Compaq.
The first time ICER recommended a price for a drug was in 2014. The pharmaceutical company Gilead had come out with a new treatment for Hepatitis C, an expensive, grueling ailment that beats down its victims for decades and eventually causes liver failure. The new drug, called Sovaldi, was a 12-week daily course of pills—and it cured the infection. It was one of the most exciting new medications to come around in a generation. Gilead’s list price was $1,000 per pill, or $84,000 for a full course. (Though they did give discounts to Medicaid and the VA.)