box has become our newspaper. We really didn't notice as it happened.
Then, one day, it became obvious. This is due, in large part, to
three key subscriptions.
If you were
in the seminars during 1999, you'll remember that we highly recommended
Jesse Burst's Anchor Desk.
Provided daily by Ziff-Davis (the computer magazine publisher),
Anchor desk offers a solid look at the evolution of computer technology
in routine bite sized pieces. A regular scan of the email will give
you an overview. You click the links for more details. To subscribe,
go to http://www.anchordesk.com/whoiswe/subscribe.html
We get two
other subscriptions each day:Wired News and Good Morning Silicon
Valley. Both of these free email subscription services act like
a detailed table of contents for the day's news. With short capsules
of about a dozen stories, you can click on links in the email to
learn more about each story. They're both worth receiving.
to Wired daily news, go to the customer
support page. On the left hand side is a form that asks for
your email address. Enter it and hit the go button. If you don't
find the service useful, you can also unsubscribe at the same
to Good Morning Silicon Valley by going to Netscape's
In-Box Direct Page. Click on the Technology News button and
follow the directions.
Tip: WebSeeker Update
fans of WebSeeker
for some time. This handy desktop utility eases the frustrations
of searching by allowing unattended "meta-searches" across 100 search
engines. As such, it's a great tool for a "first-sweep" search for
information on a specific topic.
upgrade, WebSeeker 3.3, introduces:
- the ability
to specify pre-Filters, or phrases, that automatically disqualify
a search result before they are displayed to the user;
proxy and firewall compatibility;
start buttons on the toolbars of the latest web browsers, Microsoft
Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape Communicator 4;
- the optional
ability to forward search engine advertisements to the user, making
WebSeeker more search engine friendly and ensuring that users
not miss any valid search results now that many advertisements
are displayed in response to the keywords entered by the user;
configuration of system sounds to accompany most WebSeeker actions.
get a free demo from the Blue
Squirrel site, which also has details of "inventory clearance"
offers on other Blue Squirrel products such as WebWhacker, as well