Τρίτη, 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2007

Google it!!!

Few weeks ago, i had a conversation with a friend of mine. we were talking about information and how difficult is for us -the students- to find all the information that we need for our essays in the library... the point from this chat was that without the Google our lives would be different.

But is this true??? and if it is, is this normal???

It's the first period in the history, where each one have access in information for anything wishes and could use it in any way he will select. in the reality the information were always there, in a covered with dust volume of encyclopedia in a library… the question is, how simple is to reach someone this information.

The Internet is not enough… the revolution became with the appearance of search engines. However, no one is better than the Google, the company that gave her name in the expression of search.

Google overwhelms important efforts to be "politically correct" and has accomplished it. Google is immortal, endless and remembers everything… is the tool the all humans need…
is the electronic paradise

...or the hell??

However, apart from all positive comments, Google it is accused for violation of personal data, because it keeps the elements of each researcher and take advantage of this by appearing advertises that interests him. More over,it is accused for violation of intellectual rights; in 2004 were revealed that existed contract between Google and University of Michigan for digital transformation of university's library without having the permission of the writers that were exposed.

These are the facts.... now its your turn to request yourself... Google is so innocent as you thought???

Σάββατο, 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2007

Music News...

Portishead

Good things come to those who wait and for those of you who've been patiently waiting for Portishead's third album to finally be released. Their first album in 10 years will reportedly hit shelves this spring. Portishead will reportedly release their first new album in more than 10 years this spring.

In April, we will have the opportunity to listen the group's first album since 'Portishead' in 1997. Meanwhile, the band are gearing up to perform December 7-9 in Minehead at the All Tomorrow's Parties Nightmare Before Christmas, where they will be playing their first full live set featuring new material in nearly 10 years.

Portishead said at their official website; "We have always loved the All Tomorrow's Parties set up and we're happy our first shows will be there. It's great to have the opportunity to introduce bands we love or have influenced us. We've chosen a diverse collection of artists to play with us and we're really looking forward to it." Details of the line up will be announced at www.portishead.co.uk/ and at the All Tomorrow's Parties site www.atpfestival.com where you'll also find details of how to buy tickets, accommodation available and how to get there.


Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his iconic "Thriller" album with a new edition of it. On 11 February 2008 Epic/Legacy Recordings will release the new “Thriller”. It will include remixes by Kanye West, Akon and will.i.am, plus rare and unreleased material from the time period. The album also features a new version of "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" with both Akon and will.i.am. This new version, will include the unreleased track "For All Time," which was recording during "Thriller" but left on the cutting room floor. Jackson has personally mixed and mastered the song. "Thriller" will include a bonus DVD with the "Thriller," "Beat It" and "Billie Jean" videos, plus Jackson's performance of the latter cut during the 1983 NBC special "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever."

The original “Thriller” had remained for 37 weeks in the No1 of American chart, and was globally in Top 10 for 80 entire weeks. “Thriller” wrote history as the unique album with bigger number of sales in America for two possessed years. “Thriller” became multi- platinum in USA, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Great Britain and other countries. Took also 12 candidatures for Grammy and gained in total eight rewards.