L I N K - U P
You saw these people and companies in our FRONTLINE documentary. Now visit them for a closer inspection...
Even the big guys need to advertise, so check out the Bell Atlantic site.
Take a minute to fill out the user survey. Sure, you become part of yet another sprawling
database, but you get a nifty personal thank you from James Earl Jones when you're done.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Though cyberspace is generally thought of as a place without rules, the FCC has regulatory
oversight of the telcommunications industry.
The guys who will be watching you watching tv can be found at the Intelligent Interactions
website. No need to introduce yourself...
they know who you are.
When asked what kind of person spends time talking to a recording of Ray Charles, Modem Media founder, G.M. O'Connell, replied "It's America!" Darn right! We built the internet to help win the Cold War--and it worked! Now it's time to kick back and enjoy the spoils of victory--interactive advertising.
TALK TO MY CAT
Might man's technology surpass his ability to use it properly? Tell the cat that you saw him on FRONTLINE.
(Incidentally, we should note that the cat was NOT hurt when he fell off the table. No animals were
harmed in the making of "High Stakes in Cyberspace.")
Gregory M says the games
developed by this kid-run company are fun because "you can die a lot." Download them and see, and get to know
the people for whom you'll someday be working! You can also download them from America Online
through the computer games area.
THE XEROX PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER
If evil mutant robots ever run amok and enslave mankind, they'll probably have "Made at Xerox PARC"
stamped on them somewhere. PARC is where tomorrow's technology is being built. The researchers there
are brilliant, civic-minded people.
United doesn't have a corporate website, but you can check out their flight simulators at the United
Airlines Flight Center website.
The Times Square of the World Wide Web. If it's out there, it's probably in here. An excellent starting
point of your first exploration of the Web. (We should note here that David Filo was NOT hurt when he
fell off his bicycle. No entrepreneurs were harmed in the making of "High Stakes in Cyberspace.")
Offer yourself to the market researchers of Coors Brewing Company. Tell them everything they
want to know about you in exchange for a feeling of community achieved through shared clearmalt beverage
brand identification. Perfect for anyone who wants to receive overly-familiar e-mail messages from ad
agency copy writers on a regular basis.
If you would like to discuss, debate, or find out more about the risks of the digital age with
other internet users, check out the following:
The Forum on Risks to the Public in Computers and Related
Systems, Peter G. Neuman, Moderator
EPIC-The Electronic Privacy Information Center is a non-profit public
interest research group that looks at civil liberties issues unique to the Information Age. It's lively and kept updated.
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