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August 4, 2003

In this issue: Blogathon wrap-up Web site recommendations: IT/politics/cartoons The final update on the Blogathon is that I raised $1,200 from 40 people. Thank you! The Blogathon as a whole raised over $100,000 for various charities, which is quite neat. The archives of my Blogathon transcript are available here: . You can find lots of information about reproductive rights and reproductive health on it in addition to some fun little puzzles and pictures from the event in my corner of blogworld. The long-lasting effects of my blogging for Planned Parenthood is that I've realized how much important information is out there about reproductive health & rights and how interested I am in the topic. So you'll be seeing related links on E-LIST in the future. Do keep sending me material, thanks to those who have! This is a great conference: TPRC - Sept 19-21 - hope to see you there! Six Degrees of Separation or Unification? - a piece I wrote got posted on, a peer-reviewed community site (I also copy the text below) Educators Turn to Games for Help,2101,59855,00.html Schools Stay Mum On File Traders' Names Teens and Young Adults Now Spend More Time Online Than Watching Television The best of Blogathon '03 Job opening: Director-Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities University of Virginia On the depressing state of affairs, some NYTimes op/eds: Dying in Iraq & Muting the Call to Service - re AmeriCorps Contraceptive Sparks Debate on Role of Menstrual Period (this isn't as new as it sounds as similar effects could be achieved by the more traditional pill.. but it's interesting to see the debate around the new pill) Young Survival Coalition (young women with breast cancer) US Anti-War Activists Hit by Secret Airport Ban Repentant Nader Voter Pictures of Damaged Libraries in Iraq Beauty in the Classroom: Professors' Pulchritude and Putative Pedagogical Productivity & summary here: Desire and DNA: Is Promiscuity Innate? New Study Sharpens Debate on Men, Sex and Gender Roles - the article is good b/c it takes a critical look at the study on which it reports Vatican Starts Campaign Against Gay Marriage Tweaking Tradition - gay & lesbian Jews tweak traditions for their needs The Bush Administration's New Press Secretary - a cartoon Cartoon: What if the president of the United States always had to be a member of the Bush family? Good political cartoon Today's quote: "Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." -- Georgia O'Keefe Recently on Eszter's Blog: Friendster comments on Kuro5hin Nation stats The best of Blogathon 2003 Six degrees of separation or unification? How to sit at a cafe E-BLOG design Countdown to Arrival Day Movie: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Last-minute Blogathon incentive! Choices The world we live in See them here:

July 22, 2003

In this issue: Web site recommendations: IT/gender/misc Blogathon '03 takes place this weekend. Feel free to stop by to see what I'm up to those 24 hours. Thanks to all those who've contributed to Planned Parenthood via this event! And thanks to those who keep sending me pointers to interesting material, here's some of it. Digging for Googleholes - some thoughts on Google's shortcomings & my thoughts on this from a few weeks ago Journal of Digital Information - full text online & current issue on Economic Factors of Digital Libraries Report on Internet use for health information Yahoo acquires Overture.. and what does the search engine landscape look like now List of spam laws across the world White House E-Mail System Becomes Less User-Friendly Blogging for Bucks,1367,59603,00.html A map of francophone blogs in Europe Microsoft drops development of Internet Explorer for Mac March for Freedom of Choice in DC - April 25, 2004 When Women Lose Health Care Options Weird Science - If You Want the Truth about Abortion and Breast Cancer, Beware of the National Cancer Institute Look for more links along these lines this weekend during my Blogathon 2003 participation. It's not too late to contribute!:) Game Makers Aren't Chasing Women,2101,59620,00.html Gender bias in teaching evaluations - a list of relevant readings Passenger made to leave airplane for wearing a "Suspected Terrorist" button - a must read! Grounds for Sculpture - a wonderful sculpture garden in the middle of New Jersey The origins of words and expressions (e.g. "spitting image", "pushing the envelope", "sabbatical", etc.) Something different - an interactive digital art site [requires Flash - it's a bit invasive as it goes outside of your windows] "Hunting for Bambi" (I posted on this last week) is a hoax Forgotten New York - lots of old photographs (e.g. signs, cobblestones) A nice description of the game Go Today's quote: "Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better." -- King Whitney Jr. Recently on Eszter's Blog: More on how Google isn't God Scary Bumper sticker Completely free credit reports Blogathon '03 sponsorship update Daily health reports Labor market updates See them here:

July 16, 2003

In this issue: more on Blogathon '03 Web site recommendations: IT/misc/fun Thanks to those who've kindly signed up to support my blogathoning for Planned Parenthood. It's not too late to contribute, please see details here: During the Blogathon, I will be posting all sorts of material related to reproductive health/rights. Some of it will be serious with a fun twist like this puzzle: If you've meant to contribute but couldn't quite figure out how, please let me know and I'll be happy to help. And now onto some links. Online Policy Group - "a nonprofit organization dedicated to online policy research, outreach, and action on issues such as access, privacy, digital defamation, and the digital divide" Wi-Fi access points across the globe Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit Against Antiabortion Advocates in Web Site Domain Name Dispute DVD-Piracy Paranoia Proves Counterproductive Disposable email - need an email address just for a few days, get one here (I haven't tried it, because if you own your own domain name you can do this for yourself using your own name, but it looks promising.) Howard Dean guest-blogs on Larry Lessig's blog this week Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative: Digital resources for the study of religion New cellphones used in 'digital shoplifting' Rape (and Silence About It) Haunts Baghdad Disturbing: "men are paying thousands of dollars to shoot naked women with paint ball guns" Decoding Bush Dubya Speak - "We record the damage" Calendars Through the Ages Electronic flash cards for studying facts about geography, history, math, languages, science, medicine (good study tool for students, fun trivia for adults) Interactive Units Converter (e.g. how many acres is a hectare of land?) About a book: We Won't Budge: An African Exile in the World Full text of Plato, Phaedrus Learning Japanese? Basic Hiragana Chart (neat little videos with how to write the characters) Bill of Rights Pared Down to a Manageable Six :) Some M$ parody :) Type weapons of mass destruction into Google and see what you get: Today's quote: "I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living..." -- Dr. Seuss Recently on Eszter's Blog: Labor market updates Hidden treasures of New Jersey It's not too late New blog: Crooked Timber It is not Google but search savvy that may make the Web God, and only for some WMD Always password protect! See them here:

July 8, 2003

In this issue: Blogathon 2003 Web site recommendations: IT/maps/misc Some people run or cycle for charity, I've decided to blog for it instead. (I know, it's shocking!:) I am participating in Blogathon 2003, which means that I have committed to staying up for 24 hours straight to blog and thereby collect donations for Planned Parenthood. To find out more about this event and the organization, please see my Blogathon '03 page: Please consider supporting this cause. You can donate by clicking here: Thanks! If you have any questions about all this, please let me know. And now onto some links. Where Are They Now? Search Engines We've Known & Loved - helpful timeline of search engines How Netflix decides who gets a movie next from the queue Does 'True' Warchalking Really Exist? - if you can prove it, you can win this bet Political Artivism Collection - "activism possible through hypermedia" Bloggers Gain Libel Protection,1283,59424,00.html Oxford Univ Press offers developing countries free (or greatly reduced) access to many journals College Rivalry "Universities will do almost anything these days to land a star professor who can bring instant prestige, attract large donors, and, oh yes, even do some teaching." Extreme weather prompts unprecedented global warming alert Women and heart disease Anti-Semitism in Israel What you should know about "zero-percent for life" credit cards Inside Iraq's National Museum Historic Cities - old maps & Ancient Maps of Jerusalem Need a US map to work with? Here's an outline free for use,432 Giant sea creature baffles Chilean scientists For cooking: Ingredient Substitutions & Preparing Healthy Food: How To Modify A Recipe The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation - a parody Word Search Game - online interactive Battleship Flash game Today's quote: "Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual's right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life, strong family relationships, and population stability." From Planned Parenthood's Mission Statement Recently on Eszter's Blog: WMD Always password protect! Photo scavenger hunt Blogathon 2003 on Eszter's Blog! Oxford prof rejects student based on nationality Photo fun Blog (and general Web) ban likely worsens See them here:

June 29, 2003

In this issue: Web site recommendations: IT/current affairs/fun Less IT related material and more fun links in this issue, but also some outrageous current affairs. I posted about this over a year ago, but many have subscribed since and others may have missed it as well. When you are planning trips, do not miss the opportunity to get some great hotel rates. I explain the details on this page: A post-doc is available immediately on a project looking at children's development and technology use at Northwestern's School of Communication with Prof Justine Cassell (currently MIT Media Lab), more info here: New Google Toolbar in testing phase (as earlier one, only for Win OS & IE) & its causing some controversy & you can get it from here (I haven't tried it yet, I can't comment) Yahoo Spam Filter Thwarts FTC,1283,59427,00.html American Library Association Denounces Supreme Court Ruling on Children's Internet Protection Act Recently I posted an entry about how multi-region DVD players do exist A friend of mine replied to note that you don't have to pay extra $$ to get such a machine. These sites offer more info. (If you're about to buy a DVD player, you may want to check these out before you decide on a brand.) A free simple little poll builder for Web sites (does have limitations) "Presumably by accident, somebody left a live prototype of President Bush's 2004 campaign site on the Web for a few hours" "An Oxford University professor has provoked outrage by rejecting an application from an Israeli PhD student purely because of his nationality." or click here if that address is too long: & See original letter from Oxford prof here: Suddenly, America Has a Brash Neighbor Up North Teen Sues Over 'Lesbian Barbie' Shirt Ban US Court Overturns Gay Sex Ban A matrilinear state in India - and changing times A Nation of Victims - how Bush uses "emotional language--especially negatively charged emotional language--as a political tool" Resumes for a New Millennium Free trip to Israel - deadline: July 5th! Eligibitility requirements: Play twenty questions - great artificial intelligence program Irregular verbs in English grouped by type (helpful for those not fully fluent in English.. and for some who think they are:) You can always tell a two-way mirror by... This is pretty cool.. create sketches online and pass them on with full animation Photo scavenger hunt, starts this week! Can you guess which photo is fake (computer-generated) and which is real? Today's quote: "We're all born naked, the rest is drag." - RuPaul Recently on Eszter's Blog: Oxford prof rejects student based on nationality Photo fun Blog (and general Web) ban likely worsens Music recommendations Post-doc available immediately Blogathon 2003 More on name changes Neat ad How do you feel about English grammar? See them here:

June 23, 2003

In this issue: dissertation defense Web site recommendations: IT/misc I defended my dissertation last Thursday. Pictures from a wonderful party that evening are available here: I had several pages of acknowledgements in my dissertation because I was fortunate to have numerous remarkable people and institutions support me in this endeavor over the past few years. Thanks go out to all of them! Many of the individuals are subscribers to this list, to you I say THANK YOU! And now onto our regular programming. Peep Research - A study of small fluffy creatures and library usage (shows some resemblance to my dissertation work:) Conference CFP: The Global and the Local in Mobile Communication Cell Users Can Keep Numbers Graph: Stagnation of the Public Domain Bloggers across the world The MP3 Economy: How labels and artists divvy up your MP3 dollar,1640,49472,00.html Timeline of copyright laws in the US Girls Teach Teen Cyber Gab to FBI Agents Md. Students Help Catch Pedophiles On the Internet National Do-not-call list (FTC sponsored) starts this summer! & National Do Not Call Registry Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal Stores Fight Shoplifting With Private Security Do the Democrats Have a Prayer? To win in '04 the next nominee will need to get religion Area Council Ousts Openly Gay Scout American Homosexuals Looking to Canada as Wedding Destination Gay Kiss: Business as Usual Online Museum of Long Island Rail Road and Photo Gallery The difference between "will" and "shall" in English Summertime Favorites - readings for kids kindergarten through high school 1000 biosciences images by category and searchable "Science behind the news" - explaining scientific phenomena Homeland Security Self-Examination :) :(

June 9, 2003

In this issue: E-LIST is back Web site recommendations: IT/misc I apologize for the long break. I have now finished writing my dissertation and E-LIST will appear regularly again. I will continue to work on my dissertation topic - differences in people's Web use skills - and will be sending out articles to journals in the coming months. I'll also be working on a book manuscript so the excitement continues.:) But so will E-LIST!:) And now onto today's list of links. Please sign this petition related to copyright law in the US and reclaiming the public domain (if for any reason you disagree with it or don't want to support it, I'd be very curious to hear why) Internet is dying - Larry Lessig Children Go Online: Emerging Opportunities and Dangers Web directory of Webmaster resources MouseSite - history of the computer mouse A bit of background on the Library Awareness Program from the 70s & 80s Scholars at Risk Network - promotes academic freedom and defends the human rights of scholars worldwide Multi-region DVD players do exist FTC Files Suit Against Sender of Porn 'Spam' & ways to make sure your address doesn't end up on spam lists Directory of outdoor drama performances across the US For Princeton locals: check traffic status before heading out on Rte 1 Qualitative data analysis software resources Einstein Archives Online - fully digitized manuscripts It's Cheaper to Send Someone to Penn State Than to State Pen New pot bill introduced in House (Canada) for background: Office workers give away passwords for a cheap pen Pictures of lost treasures from Iraq A graduate student of design in Nebraska documents _everything_ she buys with photos and commentary "Inflatable Church Brings New Meaning to Mobile Wedding" Another fun memory game with neat animated images .. lots of other fun interactive games (especially for kids.. uhm, of all ages:) The Museum of Unworkable Devices - very cool! The Daily Show: Bush vs Bush :))) Historical timelines of things that never were example: Star Wars timeline

Yom HaShoah, April 29, 2003

In this issue: Holocaust Remembrance Day Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day and I want to take more than a moment to remember. Recently I've realized - albeit I don't base this on any scientifically rigorous content analysis of materials - that referring to the Nazis and their treatment of Jews is a very often cited but too often miscited historical reference. And one wonders, perhaps it's still better that we remember at all. But is it enough to just remember vaguely and misrepresent, or should we be better about remembering more accurately? That's all just some food for thought on this day. In the US, the Holocaust often seems more distant than it should. One doesn't walk the streets where people experienced the horrors. Moreover, survivors are depicted as part of a distant past. I recall in college an event organized for those whose grandparents were survivors of the Holocaust. But what about our parents? Why make it seem as though it was so long ago that our parents couldn't be survivors as well? Some of them are, like my father, and I think it's important to remain conscious of that fact. Today, I share with you some relevant links. Also, below, I share some book related excerpts. Recently, my brother read a description of events in 1944 Hungary that is precisely about why some of my family survived. We knew about some of this, but it's interesting to see it written up. It descibes the reasons why the train that my father, uncle, grandmother, great-uncle, great-aunt and great-grandmother were on changed route from Auschwitz to a camp in Vienna and ultimately allowed them to survive. (My grandfather had already been killed by then in a labor camp so he was not part of this journey.) I share with you this excerpt. But then, to offer some context to its concluding thoughts ("On the whole they were often treated quite humanely") I also share with you some snippets from my uncle about his experiences when he was 11 in the camps published in my father's recently completed book. I wrap up the excerpts with a bit about my father's visit last year to the camp he'd been in and how poor the rememberance is there. So I invite you to join me today in thinking about some of these things, whether it is the suffering to which people were subjected or the grand apathy of so many, there's lots to remember and lots from which we can learn. Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation The Holocaust History Project Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority Some pictures of present-day Auschwitz Pictures of Auschwitz/Birkenau, 1978-1981 --- Excerpt from "The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary" Condensed Edition Randolph L. Braham Wayne State University Press (in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) Detroit, 2000 Original book published at Columbia University Press, 1981 Chapter 7: Deportation pg. 147-149 The Strasshof Transports The Jews who lived in Gendarmerie Districts V and VI fared relatively better than their counterparts in the other provincial gendarmerie districts. This was due to a combination of good luck and a new element introduced in the so-called blood for trucks negotiations between Rudolph (Rezso) Kasztner, the leader of the Budapest Relief and Rescue Committee of Budapest (Vaadah), and the SS. On June 14, during the deportations from Zone III, Eichmann unexpectedly informed Kasztner that he was willing to allow thirty thousand Hungarian Jews to be "laid on ice" in Austria as a demonstration of his goodwill. He demanded, as counterdemonstration of goodwill, an immediate payment of five million Swiss francs. Since the Jews of Carpatho-Ruthenia and Northern Transylvania had already been deported, Eichmann insisted that only Jews from Trianon Hungary could be considered for the transfer. He referred to the former as "ethnically and biologically valuable elements," whom he would not allow to remain alive. As originally envisioned, half of the thirty thousand Jews were to come from Budapest and half from the provinces. Kasztner revealed the details of the new Eichmann offer to the Jewish Council that very day. Eichmann's offer was based on instructions he had received from Ernst Kaltenbrunner. The head of the RSHA, as the evidence reveals, was besieged by Austrian entrepreneurs operating war industries and by government officials, including SS-Brigadefuhrer Karl Blaschke, the mayor of Vienna, with requests to provide them with desperately needed slave labor. Since Hungarian Jewry was at that time the one still relatively untapped reservoir of Jewish labor, Kaltenbrunner requested that Eichmann have a few transports of deportees diverted to Austria. From the Germans' point of view the deal with Kasztner offered several distinct advantages: - It provided an opportunity for a demonstration of goodwill in the "blood for trucks" negotiations. - It supplied the Austrian industrial and agricultural entrepreneurs and local government officials with needed slave labor. - It enriched the coffers of the Sonderkommando. The selection of the Jews for the Austrian transports appers to have been the responsibility of the Zionists or other well-known Jewish leaders in the concentration and entrainment centers in the affected zones, acting on instructions from Kasztner. Kasztner had expected that the first trainload of Jews would be leaving from Gyor and Komarom, the areas from which Jews were being deported at the time. Although this plan reportedly had the approval of Eichmann, all the transports from Gendarmerie Districts II and III, including of course those from Gyor and Komarom, were routinely directed to Auschwitz, presumably due to the inertia of some of the officers in charge of the transports. (When the Scharfuhrer responsible for the take-over of the transports from Gyor at Kassa noticed that the train's number was not on his ledger, he called Eichmann for instructions. Motivated by a concern for efficiency rather than moral obligation, Eichmann apparently decided that as long as the transport was already at the Slovakian border it might as well continue on to Auschwitz.) Eichmann decided to compensate Kasztner with a transport from Zone IV. It was during the deportations from this zone of anti-Jewish operations on June 25-28 that six or seven transports were directed to Strasshof, a camp near Vienna. The approximately twenty thousand Jews in these transports came mostly from ghettos in Gendarmerie District IV. After their arrival in Strasshof during the first days of July, the Jews were sent to labor in industrial and agricultural enterprises in a number of communities in eastern Austria, including Gmund, Weitra, Wiener-Neustadt and Neunkirchen. Many of them worked under the auspices of the Todt Organization. Their treatment varied with the disposition of the individual employers and foremen. On the whole they were often treated quite humanely and about 75 percent of them, including children and the elderly, survived the war. Organizationally, they were under the control and command of a central office in Vienna headed by SS-Oberstrumbannfuhrer Hermann Alois Krumey, a leading member of the Eichmann-Sonderkommando in Hungary. --- Excerpt from "Our Lives" by Istvan Hargittai [my father] Chapter on Sanger For Preface, see The Hungarian version of this book is out now. My father is still seeking a publisher for the English version. [this quote in the book is from my uncle who was 11 at the time] The first day after our arrival [in the camp] the people got their work assignments. Mother was directed to be helper to a roofing master who turned out to be a humane Viennese man. He often shared his sandwich with Mother who pretended to eat it and brought it back for us. Children younger than 10 years old stayed behind in the camp during the day. Children above the age of 15 were considered adults and went to work with the rest. Children between 10 and 15 years old formed a special labor unit. I was in this unit, which had about 20 children. We were taken to bombed-out buildings, immediately following the bombing. We had to reach places that adults could not have reached. We had to bring out cadavers and wounded people and all the valuables. If we found just limbs or other body parts we had to bring them out as well. It was a cruel and frightening job and dangerous too. Falling down killed some of us. They were replaced then by younger children. The German guards were not brutal just for the sake of tormenting us, but they required unconditional discipline. When they ordered us to climb to a place, however dangerous it was or to walk on a beam however unstable it was, they expected blind obedience. When any of us appeared hesitant, they let out a round next to us from their machine guns to frighten us. I have sharp memories of various events. I remember when we were carrying a heavy container and when the guard sensed that I wanted to pause, he gave a round and I did not dare to stop. From the heavy weight and the fright I wetted my pants. It was so cold that the urine froze along my legs. I remember my shoes, which were in a terrible state and we did not have stockings and used newspaper pieces to wrap our feet. In one of the bombed-out homes I found a pair of shoes that would have fit me and I changed into them. Upon my return downstairs, the guard noticed this, he became very angry and ordered me to return and change back the shoes. This episode stayed with me more sharply than many more horrible events. I could not figure out why he did not let me have a better pair of shoes. At about that time, I started having dreams about Father. He came for us in my dream and engineered our escape. In other dreams, we went for long walks in the woods just as we used to when we lived back home and he was still alive. Such dreams I still have occasionally, and I am now 61 years old. Istvan, who was 3 years old, was a good child throughout the deportation. He was quiet and withdrawn. When soldiers entered the room he always hid behind Mother. The sick in the camp were moved to the attic. So was grandmother when she became sick. It was a final move because seldom did anybody return from the attic. Nobody tended the sick. Their meals were placed at the entrance to the attic and those in better condition among the sick distributed the food and reported in the morning about the recent dead. One morning then grandmother was among the dead. [the chapter continues with my father's return to the camp site in 2002, this is now my father's voice] Vienna 2002 In June 2002, I visited our former camp, Lager 12 at 10 Bischoffgasse in Vienna. It was my first visit to the former camp site and I am the only member of our family who has ever visited the place since World War II. There was no trace of the former camp there, outside or inside the school, as if the camp might have not existed. I almost felt embarrassed, but the director had vaguely heard about some camp. She showed me the school and took me to the attic, where they keep the old year books. In the one for the year 1944/45, there were only short notes, and not a word about the camp that operated on the premises of the school. I found that part of the attic to which a stair-case leads and which I recognized from Brother's narrative. I was there, alone for a few moments in empty, dusty space, held up by heavy wooden beams, and I felt very close to my grandmother. On that visit, I contacted the Research Center of the History of Jews in Austria and they sent me photocopied material of the trial of the Lagerfuhrer of Lager 12. There were about 130 pages, mostly testimonies of former inmates, that is, surviving Jews from Hungary, also, testimonies by Viennese people, who lived nearby, and could see some of what was going on in the camp. There were enclosures in the material, and I found my name in the listings as Stefan Wilhelm (Stefan is the German equivalent of Istvan). [my father later changed his name to Hargittai, this is explained in another part of the book] The testimonies described how Franz Knoll, the Lagerfuhrer, beat not only the young but also 80-year-old people, how he locked people up in the cold cellar in wintertime without food, how he stole the rations and had them delivered to his home by the prisoners, and how he tried to hide his loot, from the prisoners, in three big boxes after the camp had been liberated by the Russians. He was characterized by former prisoners and neighbors as brutal, inhuman, ruthless, and sadistic. A former inmate described how she had to witness the slow dying of hunger of her infant son, her pleading in vain for help to the Lagerfuhrer, who then did not let her be there when her child was buried. Witnesses described how others, including children, perished in the camp. There were close to 600 grownups and about 60 children incarcerated there, and the Lagerfuhrer referred to them as if they were things rather than human beings in his testimony. He repeatedly referred to children as children only for the age group between 0 and 10 years old. [fn8] Franz Knoll was born in 1894 in Vienna. He did not have much schooling, did not have any profession, and before the Nazis elevated him to positions of importance, he used to work mostly as a waiter. He joined the Nazi party in 1932, that is, long before the Anschluss. He was accused not only of the crimes he committed as the Lagerfuhrer of Lager 12 but also of other crimes committed during the preceding years in other positions. I have no expertise in legal matters, so it is only my impression that the trial was meticulous, preceded by a meticulous investigation during Knoll's long detention of about 22 months. Knoll pleaded not guilty, but the Court found him guilty and on August 20, 1948, it sentenced him to 18 months of imprisonment. The Court considered several mitigating conditions, among them his partial confession, the difficulty of his service, his reduced sense of responsibility, and his duties of supporting his wife and underage child. The Court also ordered to deduct Knoll's detention from his prison term. Thus, when the sentencing was over, Knoll walked free. [Please see for more information about this book.]

April 27, 2003

In this issue: E-LIST is back:) Web site recommendations: IT/politics/humor Sorry for the long silence, this latest dissertation chapter took a while to finish. Feedback tells me some of you don't like the really long E-LISTs so I may start cutting back.. after this issue that is, since so much has accumulated. I always welcome your thoughts, by the way, so keep 'em coming. And now onto the current finds. Lots of IT related links. If you don't care for those keep scrolling, there are some very good ":-)" links at the end. New data archive related to issues of cultural policy and the arts - amazing resource very nicely put together, very user-friendly, lots of interesting data (includes some IT related survey data as well) Third Annual Graduate Webshop - great for grad students who have Internet related interests Q & A with expert tech tinkerer Ed Felten "If average voters view censorship of technologists in the same way they view other forms of censorship, we'll be in much better shape." Internet diffusion levels off in US Being Googled: Web search tool is not without critics Google: Is all the news fit to post? Experts: Microsoft security gets an 'F' Text messaging used by government to allay SARS fears in Hong Kong,12597,928906,00.html?=rss Tracking blog coverage - graph of changes in blog coverage in mainstream print media New virus to watch out for - plays off of current events, yuck Ruling Backs Anti-Spam Activist Judge: File-swapping Tools Are Legal Multi-region DVD players do exist Streaming audio files from the 13th Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy Call for Report Proposals: gender and Internet use (two-page proposal due on Apr 30th) Gender equity project post-doc "Well-behaved women rarely make history" Summer internship opportunities at MASS MoCA - a very cool contemporary art museum in Massachusetts "THE UNITED STATES may be at war -- both with al Qaeda and in Iraq -- but the military still knows a domestic threat when it sees one: gay linguists in training." Equal Access to Israel's Western Wall Denied Critics Call On Education Secretary to Repudiate Published Statement or Resign At a Model UN conference, Israeli and Palestinian teens succeed where their leaders have failed The Museum of Unworkable Devices - very cool! Some non-traditional portrait busts with extreme expressions on their faces from the 18th century New Fox Reality Show To Determine Ruler of Iraq :-) Looting as an American value :-) Patriotic items for fanatical flagwavers :-) Today's quote: "War is about dead people, not gorgeous-looking soldiers." -- Susan Sontag Recently on Eszter's Blog (just some of the posts from the past month, I never said I'd suspend blogging!:): How much is a childhood memory worth? Expert on technology and policy Mixing holidays Looting and apple pie Movie: Bend It Like Beckham Gender Equity Project post-doc How 'bout some serious studies of gender? The environmental effects of war More praise for Nobel Prize book YES: Hungarians vote to join EU Destroying artifacts, new and old TAPPED usability Blogs added Religion and schools Rational consistency about religion and the Loch Ness monster Something different RIAA vs Princeton student(s) Letting go Classifying computer and Internet terms The new science of networks: pastries and other goodies Forgetting to remember Vote for music and more America's French's See them here:

March 24, 2003

In this issue: avoiding spam Web site recommendations: IT/misc The Center for Democracy and Technology did a nice study on how email addresses end up on spam lists (in other words, why you end up getting unwanted junk email). The main finding: posting email addresses on Web sites is a major source of spam. Even if you post your address without a mailto link, spam robots will harvest your address. The report offers some alternatives, among them: posting your address in a human readable format, e.g. eszter~at~eszter~dot~com. See some more relevant links on this blog entry: And yes, I handed in another dissertation chapter draft, thus the new issue. (No, I don't write them this quickly, I'm working off of existing material which in some cases is just in need of some editing.) And now on to some links. Also, lots of additional links - especially related to war coverage - are available on my various blog entries from the past week. The SSRC Information Technology and International Cooperation program is seeking scholars and activists to participate in two research networks it is currently organizing How Google Grows... and Grows... and Grows Connected to the Future: A Report on Children's Internet Use References: Research on ICTs in the Home Detailed article about Larry Lessig Appellate Court Rules Media Can Legally Lie With 6 Degrees of Separation, Computers Stay in Sync & my comment about an aspect of the story the author did not address Things helpful to think about when taking your laptop abroad Harvard Professor Proposes Alternative Economics Class Bank glitch gives Princeton student access to univ accounts of $9.9million A Medium Meets Its War Technology Providing War Insights CNN Expelled from Baghdad by Iraqi Government Halliburton Makes a Killing on Iraq War Cheney's Former Company Profits from Supporting Troops A reminder: What is in the Saudi peace initiative? A Life Lost, A Family In Jeopardy: The Story of the Hasan's A Dictionary of Units of Measurement Disability Links for people of All Abilities All sorts of interactive online games for kids to learn about safe use of roads The Mirror Project - Adventure in Reflective Surfaces For cow fans: cow memory game - great alternative to Solitaire Today's quote: "The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?" -- Pablo Picasso Recently on Eszter's Blog: Paper: The Changing Online Landscape Great study on spam - careful with email addresses on Web sites! More sources on Iraq More on Iraq Firsthand account from Iraq A different petition Violence forgotten Blog added: Brad DeLong Where do you get your news? $1,250/word Documenting domestic violence Public Knowledge Gender and self-assessed skills - some puzzles See them here:

March 17, 2003

In this issue: Pledge and the "dissy" Web site recommendations: IT/politics/misc I have imposed a rule on the frequency of E-LISTs in an effort to stay on track with my dissertation. I am only allowing myself to send out issues after finishing the draft of a chapter. This seems like good public accountability. Wish me luck.:) Yesterday, I wrapped up the Data and Methodology section, 45 pages with 48 pages of appendixes. I have not, however, stopped posting to my blog so if you get pangs of E-LIST withdrawal:) do check out . And now onto the links. Thanks for reading, and for pointing me to interesting material! Summer program for student Internet researchers - stipends provided (if you are not based in the US you should check with the organizers about your eligibility) CFP: Special issue of IT and Society on Digital Divides: Past, Present, Future CFP: New Research for New Media: Innovative Research Methods Radio frequency ID tags in your clothes - trackable for life?,1382,58006,00.html?tw=wn_ascii Court strikes down Child Online Protection Act Democracy in the Dark: Public Access Restrictions from Westlaw and LexisNexis A Million Blogs Blooms (some Irish:) Potential problems stemming from particular uses of cc and bcc functions in email Preparing for the Revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research University - entire book available online for free Feds Grab Internet Domain Names US public turns to Europe for news Reporter Takes His Weblog to War,2100,58043,00.html U.S. Diplomat Resigns, Protesting 'Our Fervent Pursuit of War' The War Against Ourselves - the biological and environmental consequences of the 1991 war Authors Arrested in War Protest at White House Man arrested for wearing a T-shirt that said "Give peace a chance" The Urge to Help, The Obligation Not To - letter to an unknown Iraqi Anti-Semitism is back, taking the place of intelligent criticism of Israel and its policies New airport security plan: every passenger is assigned a threat level (?!) & in response, boycott Delta Prank against privacy-invading supermarket shopping club cards - great:) & some additional related links Women being tricked about abortion and missing the chance to get one - one of the most depressing things I've read recently State cuts off payments ($400/month) for man's medications leaving him in need of 24/7 hospitalization costing taxpayers (via Medicair) $3,500/day. Afghanistan: Women's Plight Worsening after Brief Period of Hopefulness A good review of the book "Mismatch" (& thus why it's probably not worth reading) A Writing Contest: Women's Voices in War Zones At Girls' Schools, Teaching Finances as Sum of Equality School outs gay student to parents and forces him to read Bible A happy fish story or "composting with a kick" Tampon art - very interesting and very creative Don't miss the gallery page: Pyramid Scheme Alert Giant Chee-to and the frenzy that followed For cow fans: cow memory game - if you've had it with Solitaire, time to get acquainted with some cows Today's quote: "If you're not pissed off at the world then you're just not paying attention." -- Kasey Chambers, "Ignorance" song Recently on Eszter's Blog: Appendixes triumph Berlin as a safe haven from anti-Semitism Video: Read my lips Gendered pronouns Paths to blogs A pledge and the dissy Communication, Information and Internet Policy New sociology blogger.. and more on current affairs The less visible consequences of war The right to protest or ignore Your privacy for pennies Networks by networks Quiet weekends in blogworld Blog added: bIPlog Creativity Bank glitch gives student access to Princeton's accounts of $9.9 million Who rules? They rule. New blog added Free trip to Israel See them here:

March 5, 2003

In this issue: search engine popularity? Web site recommendations: IT/gender/misc I am looking for figures on search engine popularity. That is, what percent of people use Google and/or Yahoo and/or MSN etc for their searches? There is a LOT of _anecdotal_ evidence that Google is the most used search engine, but I have yet to see data on this. Can anyone point me to data? I only know of this one source and this cites 30% for Google: I would really appreciate any other sources. Thanks!! Welcome new readers from the SWS list! On to the links. Princeton Presidential Lecture Series: Anytime, Anywhere: The Recent Revolution in Wireless Communications TODAY, Wed, March 5th, 4:30pm, 104 Computer Science Building Webcast live: New issue of IT and Society on Web Navigation & my piece in it on Serving Citizens' Needs: Minimizing Hurdles to Accessing Government Information Online Is Google too powerful? Ratings Agency Says It Erred in Measuring Web Site Use AltaVista sold to Overture (example of no source for claims about Google's popularity) Papers about language, literacy, technology, the Internet and more Communication, Information and Internet Policy Call for Papers Usability Glossary Usability News newsletter Noise Barrier Aesthetics How Conservatives Pigeonholed Those Poor Liberals A chronology of Bush saying one thing then doing another The Mommy Wars: How the media turned motherhood into a catfight Fighting postpartum depression (10-20% of mothers go through this),1,4961982.story [the Chicago Tribune requires registration] Men Must Join Women to End Violence against Women PBS American Experience series: The Pill Save Title IX - for women's participation in sports Women's Health and Urban Life - fully online journal The Scholar and Feminist Online - women's studies online journal Presidential candidate wife will continue pursuing her own career The World's Richest People - Forbes magazine's list of billionaires Who is benefiting from all the duct tape sales across the US? God, Satan and the Media - Gallup poll shows 48 percent of Americans believe in creationism, and only 28 percent in evolution Encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer culture Some great music: Kasey Chambers & my comments after her concert last week Women comment about their ex's online - yet another proof that anything you can think of already has a corner carved out for it online & A different twist on a similar theme Today's quote: "If a woman is swept off a ship into the water, the cry is `Man overboard!' If she is killed by a hit-and-run driver, the charge is `manslaughter.' If she is injured on the job, the coverage is `workmen's compensation.' But if she arrives at a threshold marked `Men Only,' she knows the admonition is not intended to bar animals or plants or inanimate objects. It is meant for her." -- Alma Graham, ``How to Make Trouble: The Making of a Nonsexist Dictionary.'' Ms., December 1973, p. 16. Recently on Eszter's Blog: Ann Crittenden's ultimate survivor game Local Googles try to second-guess user preferences Paper: Serving Citizens' Needs Celebrations Freedom-to-Tinkerer profile & where are the sociologists? Concert: Kasey Chambers The digital divide and what to do about it More blogs Sociologist dies E-LIST update Helpful software: PhoTags See them here:

February 23, 2003

In this issue: call for papers for a great conference Web site recommendations: IT/gender/misc

I'm on the Program Committee for TPRC 2003 on Communication, Information and Internet Policy. TPRC hosts a great conference every year, this will be their 31st (my fourth). Participants come from a range of academic disciplines but also include decision-makers from both the public and private sectors. The topics range from digital inequality to spectrum policy, from privacy issues to education policy and much more. Check out the call for papers here: . Submissions of 500 word abstracts are due by March 31, 2003. I encourage you to attend! It will be in the DC area on Sept 19-21, 2003.

I'll be at the Easterns in Philly this coming weekend if anyone would like to meet up.

And now on to our regular programming. Thanks for expressing concern - from several continents, no less:) - about the lack of frequent E-LISTs recently. I'm making a push toward finishing the dissy which is keeping me away from some of my other activities. Do keep sending me links though, that helps accumulate new lists.:) Enjoy.

Number of corporations that control nearly all US media

Top US ISPs by subscriber

List of articles on cell phone use

The Internet in China - a look at govt's role in how the medium is used

Google buys Blogger

A Penny for Your Blogs

Transforming Disciplines: Computer Science and the Humanities - conference summary

Free/Open Source Research Community

People-Rating on the Web?

Great way to share the love and joy of books

Retelling Jewish History, Abraham to Israel - huge multimedia project

Software for organizing photos with superimposed messages - introductory 1/3rd price (<$10) offer expires tomorrow (2/24) - looks promising (requires Win and IE) via NYTimes review: Write on Your Pictures (Without Ink Smudges)

Schoolgirl turns tables on email credit card fraudster

Song: "The Lurkers Support me in E-mail" :) Recommendations: Item-to-Item Collaborative Filtering

Pre-movie ads rip off theatergoers, suits claim

Govt officials don't approve of hacking activity directed at enemies

A National-Security Gender Gap

Girls Find Safety Posing as Boys on Tehran's Mean Streets

An Alarming Report on the State of New York's Women of Color

Nicaragua Mulls Abortion for 9-Year-Old,1280,-2412399,00.html

Violence against women & girls statistics

Gender and HIV/AIDS Web portal

Operation KFC (Kuwaiti Field Chicken) - use of chickens in war to detect chemical attacks,13716,423690,00.html//

Answers to environmentally relevant questions, like this day's column on whether it's best to turn off fluorescent lights or leave them on

Explanation of threats to salmon and rainforest, with lots of great photos

Residents take offense to snow woman's figure That original URL is no longer valid, try here: [updated 3/2/03]

Antiwar Error Message (it really does look like an error message, don't just hit the Back button)

Dave Barry Answers Alert Slashdot Readers' Questions

Lonely socks out there :) - another one in the series of "Yes, there's a Web site out there for the most random things"

The Flash Mind Reader - How long does it take you to figure this out?

Today's quote: "With every true friendship we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests. Thought by thought and act by act, with every breath we build more firmly the kingdom of non-violence that is the true home of the spirit of humanity." -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Recently on Eszter's Blog: Tidbits Larry Lessig's Princeton visit Social norms, trust, privacy Real winters Why discard anything? Mind reader or ... Still more snow More snow Closed due to snow The marches in pictures Signs in NYC rally V*gin* Monologues E-voting - striking the right balance NJ art funds in danger See them here:

February 14, 2003

In this issue: National Condom Week Web site recommendations: IT/politics/photos/misc

I know you're probably thinking Happy Valentine's Day which is nice and all (or silly depending on where you stand) but I'd prefer to call your attention to something else that kicks off today: National Condom Week. I realize it's not relevant to all of my readers personally, but the focus here is more of a public health issue. Read up on it on these pages: The Truth About Condoms & Take Action! Send a Condom to Africa in the President's Name & Spread Condoms - Not Aids & Counting Condoms: How Many Are Needed for HIV Prevention Efforts?

And now on to other sites. There's less IT related material (although I'll start with those as usual) and more political content, I guess a sign of the times.

Programmers redesign Back button so it retraces your steps (MUCH more efficient than the current model!) (a more detailed piece is forthcoming in a journal I'll post about in a future issue as soon as it goes public)

Computer scientists campaign for trustworthy e-voting

3D model search engine

Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality

How MP3 Files Work

FBI Seeks Hacker Who Stole eBay Info

New York Times' Web Site: Plans Print-Like Ad Format,,SB1044045107442450944,00.html

Electronic Surveillance Spies a Perfect Gift

Amazon Tries Word of Mouth - no more TV ads

Senate Remarks: Reckless Administration May Reap Disastrous Consequences

College Try: Why universities should stop encouraging applicants to take the SATs over and over again

Partial Issue: The "partial-birth" abortion debate is back. And it's just as contrived as ever.

Catholic Hospitals Refuse Patients Contraception

"independent reviews of survival equipment and outdoors gear"

NJ Governor proposes eliminating all state funding for arts and culture - suggests ways to take action

A Prolific Genghis Khan, It Seems, Helped People the World

Some GREAT political cartoons

Gulf Wars Episode II: Clone of the Attacks

Iraq Goes Up For Auction on EBay

It's Not Easy Being Orange - thoughts about orange terrorist threat level from an orange-loving Princetonian

UK census: hundreds of thousands affiliate with Jedi faith

Did you know that the Swiss electorate accounts for about half the referendum ballots conducted worldwide?

What the Hell is the Fibonacci Series - very nice little flash

Breathtaking nature photographs

Snow Crystals

Today's quote: ""It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it." -- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Recently on Eszter's Blog: E-voting - striking the right balance NJ art funds in danger Nature photos Political cartoons Innovative ways of teaching A penny a song Blog types Power law distributions and blogs From above See them here:

February 8, 2003

In this issue: typo Web site recommendations: IT/politics/environment/images

Apologies for a typo in the last issue, the correct entry is: Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation - incredible project that has collected over 50,000 testimonies from Holocaust survivors

Thanks, as always, to all those who through email messages or blog entries contribute to E-LIST content!

How Google is changing what we can find out about one another - and raising questions about whether we should & some thoughts on how this relates to the ethics of academic research (from a July 2002 blog entry)

New Biz on the Blog - making a profit from blogs,3605,884658,00.html

Finding a date via your cell phone,1382,57394,00.html

The difference between "program" and "data"

Turning a Digital Database Into Local Radio

A Digital Icon in Time - the man who captured Columbia's demise

EBay Deletes 'Shuttle Debris' Offerings

Radio Shock Jock Pushes Limits of Sexist Gab

Creating a Culture of Ideas

Surveillance & Society - online journal

Privacy Resources

Conference: National Feminism in a Transnational Arena

Information about upcoming anti-war events

"If You Want to Be a Hero and Your IQ's Nearly Zero" - !

No Promotion of Marriage in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Minorities More Likely to Receive Lower-Quality Health Care, Regardless of Income and Insurance Coverage

Texas School District Is Sued Over a Gay-Straight Club

Troublesome implications of salmon farming.. and govt/big business mess

Are Green Giants in Our Future? Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century

Big and Green - Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century

Photographs of Signs Enforcing Racial Discrimination

The National Library of Australia Pictorial Collection

Beautiful Nature Photographs

History Wired - you have an input in how prominent the items will be for future site visitors

National Association of Comics Art Educators

Do the Math column (about grade inflation and much more)

Want to practice writing?

AOL Time Warner's $99 Billion Loss :-))!

Today's quote: "History has consequences, but it need have no permanent franchise on the future." - Prof. John Fleming (Daily Princetonian, 10/24/02)

Recently on Eszter's Blog: Pictures Similar yet different How pink can you get? NPM in TANF I know what you did .. way back when Crosslinks See them here:

January 31, 2003

In this issue: job update Web site recommendations: IT/music/misc

The job search process if finally over. Starting next September, I'm going to be Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department at Northwestern University with a courtesy appointment in Sociology. I'm extremely excited about this opportunity. I'll post updates about the transition as things move forward.

I wanted to add that the whole job search process has been fascinating.. for the most part grueling, stressful, and exhausting, but at times also exciting and exhilerating. I got to visit some great places and had the good fortune to meet some wonderful people for which I'm very grateful.

Also, immense amounts of thanks and appreciation go out to my wonderful family and friends, and my tireless advisors and mentors for all their support!

And now on to our regular programming...

For the Mix Tape, a Digital Upgrade and Notoriety & Limerick Mix & Haiku Mix

Launching E-MIX - my own CD mix club inspired by the above, consider joining today!

Search Engine Dictionary for search related terminology

A friend's two great new course syllabi Internet Policy Play & Technology

Using a blog for teaching (Media in the Info Age course)

Third UCLA Internet Report [pdf file]

In Net Attacks, Defining the Right to Know & for background: Virus Overwhelms Global Internet Systems

Judge Bars Sending of Unwanted Email

An interesting detailed report on the DC protests

The Protest-crowd Numbers Game (info about new options for reading articles on Salon: )

Survivors of the Shoan Visual History Foundation - incredible project that has collected over 50,000 testimonies from Holocaust survivors

Pennsylvania's "Do Not Call" Hotline

Senate Blocks Privacy Project

Ashcroft Online 1.0

Who Dies for Bush Lies?

World Population Simulation Growth (dynamic map, requires QuickTime)

Population pyramids

Animated pyramid for the US

Animated pyramids for the world

Love Manuals Are Evil

The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer

Fun January courses at Smith (my alma mater)

On design work in the men's bathroom at Shipol Airport, Amsterdam$68

Do the Math column (by a young Princeton math prof)

Space Invaders - the classic arcade game now in Flash version & playing other 80s games online

Today's quote: "Just enough is more." -- Milton Glaser

Recently on Eszter's Blog: Launching E-MIX Staying warm The future M$ vocab & blog definitions Sotudg Classifications and world soccer Oh-oh Sex unknown - now passport-proof Cool Google features See them here:

January 23, 2003

In this issue: thanks Web site recommendations: IT/Free the Mouse/cfps/misc

Wow! You're wonderful readers. A few hours after I had sent out my query about Internet use and health issues last week I had dozens of pointers from you. Since you sent me so much valuable information I thought I'd share the material with other list members so look for a special issue on health and Internet use in the near future. Thanks a bunch!

Now onto this weeks' miscellaneous batch of links. Thanks to everyone who helped me find these sites.

On Media Giantism

After the copyright smackdown: What next?

Mickey Mouse Clubbed: Disney's cartoon rodent speaks out on the Eldred decision

Prepare for Mickey Mouse Release Day! (scroll to the bottom to see "Does Disney have a copyright on water?":)

My car still proudly showcases the Free The Mouse sticker.. Get yours today here

Forget about cryptography (well, not really), how safe is your apt door lock?

CFP - BlogTalk: A European Weblog Conference (due: 2/28/03)

CFP - Information, Communication, Society (due: 1/31/03)

CFP - Towards New Media Paradigms (due: 2/15/03)

CFP - Information Seeking in Context (due: 2/15/03)

The Politics of Code: Shaping the Future of the Next Internet

Identity Ring Said to Victimize 30,000

MetroCard Mess - on the usability problems of the NYC subway system vending machine ("The human being is usually much superior to a machine as a user interface (although, sadly, that's very often not the case in New York in particular).")

Words of the year (this is interesting although I don't think their definition of "blog" is particularly good)

Australia issues first passport to person of "indeterminate sex"

How Bush dodged the draft back in the 60s

The Rip Off Report - report bad business practices, check out others' comments to avoid problems yourself

Job recruitment scams

US Presidential Election Maps, 1860-1996

Lots of info about WWI

The Commissar Vanishes - historical photos that were altered

All sorts of sounds from all over the world, for one minute

Silly warning signs on products

Today's quote: "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler." -- Albert Einstein

Recently on Eszter's Blog: Sex unknown - now passport-proof Cool Google features More on antiwar protests More on Google rankings More on mp3 players Anti-war protests Movie: The Net Recent work Mobile blogging.. any blogging? See them here:

January 16, 2003

In this issue: lit review query Web site recommendations: IT/heritage/environment/misc

I'm looking for literature on 1. people's Internet use for health information 2. how people with disabilities use the Web (especially for health information but also in general) I have some leads (like the Pew report on the topic: The Online Health Care Revolution: How the Web helps Americans take better care of themselves and pieces from the Journal of Medical Internet Research ) but would appreciate any other pointers that come to mind. Thanks!

Thanks to all those who contributed to this issue!

The Value of Reputation on eBay - A Controlled Experiment

The Hole-in-the-Wall experiments in India

The A to Z of Usability (including great use of network analysis to map the community)

Thumbnails of the day's newspaper's from around the world all on one page - very cool!

Start-Up Marries Blogs and Camera Phones

Postdoc/Fellowship at Institute for Security Technology Studies, Dartmouth

Did you know that Happy Birthday is copyrighted? & given recent events, that copyright will continue to hold :-(( Supremes Uphold Longer Copyrights,1283,57220,00.html

Interactive multi-source news summarization

The Internet picture dictionary - simple pictures with their names in various languages for a learning tool

More on airport security experiences - this one with a different twist "freedom is kind of a hobby with me, and I have disposable income that I'll spend to find out how to get people more of it"

Study Looks at Squatters and Land Titles in Peru - a good friend's fascinating work written up in the NYTimes

Net Captures Lost World of Shtetl,1284,57204,00.html & Jewish Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe

Cuba popular study destination for US students

Pictures of Cuba

A good starting point for the human health antibiotic-resistance and livestock story

End of critical protection for sea turtles? (sad picture:( )

Organic dining options come to Princeton dining halls (largely thanks to a good friend's efforts)

Scientific American: Top Science Stories of 2002

Stories about people's cherished ticket stubs

"slang, webspeak, colloquialisms.." - can be useful for communicating with people from other generations and regions

Today's quote: "The earth laughs in flowers." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recently on Eszter's Blog: Recent work Mobile blogging.. any blogging? Short break Overdue thanks Cool quote Some good empirical work in econ 21st century 8 ball Bloggies 2003 Google does seem to love blogs The New Year is finally here, blog on See them here:

January 8, 2003

In this issue: intertwining E-LIST & E-BLOG Web site recommendations: IT/politics/misc

Some people read both E-LIST and E-BLOG, some people read just the list, others just the blog (and billions out there read neither.. go figure). Although there's a reason for maintaining them separately, I'm going to merge some of the content. With this issue I'll start posting the entire contents of a blog entry at the end of the list, just to give E-LIST readers an idea of what the blog is about.

There's lots of good stuff out there, increasingly I find sites via blogs. See my thoughts on this on my blog, of course:) The New Year is finally here, blog on

Please keep sending me stuff and thanks to those who do!

Association of Internet Researchers 4th annual conference CFP

Dust or Magic Conference: Creative Work and Workmanship in Cyberia

Teen Cleared in Landmark DVD Case

Professors Vie With Web for Class's Attention (as always, the NYTimes requires free registration)

Trying to map blog networks

Google Loves Blogs & an example of this (much of my blog traffic is via Google as well.. and sometimes I'm amazed at how quickly my entries get indexed)

Lots of interesting material for librarians and other "information junkies"

Web site/ISP to be shut down due to law suit (another DMCA victim),1283,57011,00.html

Troubles among Amazon's reviewer community

Is the Computer Desktop an Antique?

Eight e-mail mistakes that make you look bad - a good recap

Spiritual Connection on the Internet (this comment is a bit suspect though: "who has been studying religious Web sites for more than a decade" .. since 1991? hmmm...)

"webloggers [..] serving as an early warning system for traditional journalists",1284,56978,00.html

An Online Course Gets Students Thinking About Drinking

Divided We Stand??? - on today's political book networks & an earlier piece on this: The Social Life of Books

A New Antisemitic Myth in the Middle East Media: The September 11 Attacks Were Perpetrated by the Jews

Scientists Develop Remote-Controlled Rats

Gay Focus at Holocaust Museum

Joe Chemo: A Camel Who Wishes He Had Never Smoked - great little anti-smoking site, especially geared toward kids

The rise of "super-size" at American fast food restaurants

Research about merit-based financial aid (especially Georgia's HOPE Scholarship)

Postdoc in demography (bottom of page)

Images of pre-prohibition era products that used cocaine

Need the official US time?

Facts behind topics that come up in some of our favorite TV shows

Managing supermarket queues :)

Today's quote: "I always say ... keep a diary, and someday it will keep you." -- Mae West

Recently on Eszter's Blog: Bloggies 2003 Google does seem to love blogs The New Year is finally here, blog on Mp3 player recommendations? Continental DiViDes Memories Movie: Chicago Welcome to 2003 See them here:

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