NEW NET Issues List for 20 May 2008

NEW NET will meet on Tuesday, 20 May 2008, at the Cambria Suites Hotel on the north side of Appleton. Cambria has food, beverages and free wireless. Below is the final list of issues for this week's NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering at Cambria Suites Hotel, 3940 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton Wisconsin, USA.

The ‘net

  1. Offline Web Apps, Dumb Idea or Really Dumb Idea? http://tinyurl.com/5ttgm3 (Dare Obasanjo)
  2. Zoho’s Yahoo/Google login gambit: It works http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=8815
  3. Comcast plus Plaxo: not a pretty picture! http://tinyurl.com/6xr4ob (ReadWriteWeb)
  4. Scribd Goes Straight, Bans Porn http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/17/scribd-goes-straight-bans-porn/
  5. Seesmic – Twitter for Video? http://www.profy.com/2008/05/17/function-before-features-and-fame/ http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008/05/17/how-mainstream-web-app-hurry-get-spielberg-lucas-and-ford-aboard http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/seesmic_goes_hollywood.php http://blogs.zdnet.com/mobile-gadgeteer/?p=1080
  6. Twitter, Tina Fey, and the Future of Micro-Blogging http://mashable.com/2008/05/15/micro-blogging/
  7. One-fifth of Americans have never used e-mail http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9946706-7.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Cell phone, VoIP technologies lack security http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9946665-7.html
  2. Apple Signs More Nonexclusive iPhone Deals http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080517/tc_cmp/207800684
  3. ‘Big Brother’ database for phones and e-mails http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/telecoms/article3965033.ece

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Aliph's New Jawbone Headset: Smaller and Works Better http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/006961.html
  2. First Look: OLPC XO-2 http://blog.laptopmag.com/first-look-olpc-xo-generation-20

Open Source

  1. Fedora 9 Puts Your Desktop on a USB Drive http://lifehacker.com/391067/fedora-9-puts-your-desktop-on-a-usb-drive
  2. Major Crypto Bug Cripples Ubuntu Linux Security http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20080515/tc_zd/227559
  3. Anonymous Web surfing with TorK http://www.linux.com/feature/135094


  1. Google launches online medical records service http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5ibLtK0uGXB_22ljJac5Y1Yxq_tDQ
  2. Google Spreadsheets Editable By Anyone http://lifehacker.com/390644/make-your-google-spreadsheets-editable-by-anyone
  3. Google Beats Yahoo for Most Web Traffic http://www.comscore.com/press/release.asp?press=2229
  4. Google dialogue with Sen. Lieberman on terrorism videos http://www.youtube.com/blog?entry=MuaJbJV4Qkg

General Technology

  1. Top 10 Tech Trends http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2008/05/14/at-the-churchill-club-the-top-10-tech-trends/
  2. Robotic suit could usher in super soldier era http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080515/ap_on_hi_te/robotic_soldier_suit
  3. High-Tech Japanese, Running Out of Engineers http://tinyurl.com/4qw7y2 (NY Times)
  4. ZoomIt presentation utility http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897434.aspx

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Will Wright TED talk about Spore http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/146
  2. O.K., Avatar, Work With Me http://tinyurl.com/44komu (NY Times)
  3. Disney Launches DGamer Community for Nintendo DS http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080516/tc_nf/59831
  4. AMD sets new game PC specifications http://www.cnet.com/8301-13924_1-9946838-64.html
  5. Roku Netflix Set Top Box is Just Shy of Totally Amazing http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/05/review-roku-net.html
  6. Now at Napster: 6 million DRM-free MP3s http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9945987-7.html

Economy and Technology

  1. CBS to buy CNET Networks http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9944882-7.html
  2. Ask.com Buying Lexico, Owner Of Dictionary.com http://searchengineland.com/080515-082939.php

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Paperwork and other projects http://unreasonablerocket.blogspot.com/2008/05/paperwork-and-other-projects.html
  2. Who owns the moon? http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/05/19/moon.land/index.html?section=cnn_latest
  3. SpaceX Targets June for Rocket Launch Attempt http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/080516-sn-falcon-3rdlaunch.html
  4. Research in the desert paying off in the stars http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/85762.php
  5. NASA and space solar power http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1130/1

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. The New Science of Visual Analytics http://www.hpcwire.com/features/The_New_Science_of_Visual_Analytics.html
  2. Parallel processing calls for fortress mentality http://weblog.infoworld.com/fatalexception/archives/2008/05/parallel_proces.html
  3. New IBM blade billed as supercomputer for the average IT Joe http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1861660539;fp;4;fpid;2359



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