Archive for December, 2004

Technology Year in Review 2004

Sometimes it is encouraging to look back at the accomplishments in technology over the past year. Here are a few links to some of the more popular end-of-year reviews. CNN Technology Year in Review CNET 100 Top Products of 2004 PC World Best of 2004 Google Zeitgeist Interactive Edition Which according to Google is pulling [...]

Technology (film), Myth (Lord of the Rings) and Diagnosis

Leave it to the BMJ to publish a diagnostic review of Smeagol aka Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Did he suffer from mental illness or was he just plain evil? The authors from the Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London offer a case presentation on Gollum – [...]

Science Technology Quarterly

The latest Technology Quarterly from the Economist is great end-of-year reading. It offers interesting articles on various technologies that are important or noteworthy. Some of the topics include: Human-powered health care Grid Computing Supercharging the brain How Google Works Down on the Pharm There are many other articles to help you catch up on some [...]

Most Requested Word of 2004

Each year Merriam Webster calculates the most requested word from the most researched words on its websites. This year, it is a word that is not even in the dictionary – “blog. ” According to MW, blog is defined as “a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks.” Blog [...]