Archive for November, 2004

Computer versus Paper

Participants in a survey from the University of Washington

Trading Privacy for Health

An article “Emerging Technology” in the December issue of Discover argues that digitizing patient records exposes you to prying eyes but could also save your life. It looks at the potential health benefits and privacy concerns associated with computerizing medical records and storing them in searchable electronic databases. Recently the Mayo Clinic and IBM announced [...]

Pew Internet Report on Instant Messaging

Recent Pew Internet & American Life surveys reveal that more than four in ten online Americans instant message (IM). About 11 million of them IM at work and they are becoming fond of its capacity to encourage productivity and interoffice cooperation. At the same time, IM usage varies widely across different age groups. Instant messengers [...]