[Air-l] OK Jeremy but...

Cristian Berrio cristianberrioz at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 22 04:32:08 PST 2005


I agree MS empire might be blinding us all against new tools that are much 
more useful. The next question for an ignorant like me is:

1. What browser would be most useful for example at academic use? Mozilla? 
Firefox? Can you pls give me some advise?

2. The carpentry about how to disactivate MS explorer or even eliminate it 
is another cost. In my case I have the problem that for some reason (maybe 
my session of XP is not the administrator at the PC) I cannot see the 
explorer at administration tools. What to do then? (the real question is 
where to find the answers suitable for an ignorant like me)

In the end, tech admin textbooks refer to these case as "cost of change" in 
base technology. For third world countries like mine, even higher as we are 
not embebded into a digital culture so, I am supose to be one of those who 
"know about ICTs" but really, I am poor ignorant between blind.

Any counselling would be well come!

>From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>
>Reply-To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>Subject: Re: [Air-l] A new web annotation tool
>Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 08:32:16 -0500
>
>I'd strongly advise that people stop using explorer, various national 
>governments have advised against using it. and stopped using it because of 
>the huge number of security holes it provides.  One of the best strategies 
>for information security is to avoid information monocultures, and internet 
>explorer seems to provide one of most convincing case in points of this, 
>because its basic core functionality is tied into the o.s. itself, and thus 
>its security problems are the whole computers problem, whereas taking a 
>browser like firefox, opera, safari, etc. is far more safer because it is 
>not a core part of the o.s. and if it has an exploit, it is far less likely 
>directly affect the o.s..
>
>of course, with over 1,000,000 zombie windows machines on the net, what's 
>one more, and information isn't that important,  to worry about its 
>security that's just added stress, who cares if someone wipes your hd or 
>something worse, so, use explorer if you wish or... at your own risk.  but 
>I advise against it.
>
>On Mar 18, 2005, at 8:15 AM, Cristian Berrio wrote:
>
>>I know that explorer is a poin in the neck, but I feel reluctant to add 
>>another browsed to my heavy-software-loaded PC. Can't this be useable with 
>>explorer?
>>
>>>From: "Scott A. Golder" <golder at media.mit.edu>
>>>Reply-To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>>>To: air-l at aoir.org
>>>Subject: [Air-l] A new web annotation tool
>>>Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 17:11:24 -0500
>>>
>>>
>>>Hi, AIRfans.  I've just finished building a new tool for discussing news 
>>>articles in which users annotate directly on the articles' web pages. I'm 
>>>looking for people who might enjoy using it to try it out.
>>>
>>>It's called Webbed Footnotes.  While of course web annotation is a pretty 
>>>well-trod space, my goal is twofold: first, I designed it with the goal 
>>>of making even a heavily-annotated page remain legible. Secondly, the 
>>>"approval" system I've implemented is designed to promote more 
>>>useful/interesting content.  There's more about this on the project's 
>>>webpage.
>>>
>>>The URL is: http://web.media.mit.edu/~golder/projects/webbedfootnotes
>>>
>>>If you, or your students, colleagues or friends enjoy current events 
>>>discussion online, please share this with them.  I would appreciate it, 
>>>and hopefully those who use it will find it useful and enjoyable.
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>
>>>Scott
>>>
>>>--
>>>Scott A. Golder
>>>golder at media.mit.edu
>>>http://web.media.mit.edu/~golder/
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