- Hacker Hunters
In an unmarked building in downtown Washington, Brian K. Nagel and 15 other Secret Service agents manned a high-tech command center, poised for the largest-ever roundup of a cybercrime gang. A huge map of the U.S., spread across 12 digital screens, gave them a view of their prey, from Arizona to New Jersey. It was Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, and Operation Firewall was about to be unleashed
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- The Culture of Connectivity and Immediacy
From the article:
Major social culture changes are occurring as the impact of ubiquitous computing and connectivity become so everyday, so normal, as to be perceived as commonplace, standard, old hat. What was once the province of geeks (they, the nerdy pocket-protector types who toted a zillion keys and drank Mountain Dew) and the early-adopter crowd (those folks with a Betamax still sitting in the basement, or a gigantic antenna occupying much, if not all, of the front lawn) is now the fashion accessory and accoutrement of every kid, young adult, grown-up, and even the senior generation.Read the full article here
No longer is it an oddity or a conversation point to see a person with a mobile phone, a PDA or a laptop. This rapid culture change, so closely associated with connectivity, portable devices, and the ubiquitous availability of interactive communications, has put both the technological revolution and the evolutionary development cycle (of gadgetry, entertainment and communications) into high gear.
- 3:05:59 AM
- MacGathering Keynote address posted featuring Sinbad
It's an interesting keynote, full of some good Mac humor by someone who's been a true believer since the earliest days.
- 2:27:43 AM