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Wednesday, January 10, 2001






Technology is progressing a little too fast. Looks like we've developed the P-VI processor before the P-V.

Information Technology

Evolution revolution
YOUR water purifier can talk to that young man who calls at 9 in the morning on Mondays. Isn't that good news for you? Imagine this young man walking around with a hi-tech version of the water divining stick that will find out whether you have a water pu rifier or not, what make it is, which model, and when it was last serviced.

Off the hook
The Asia-Pacific is emerging the telecom hot spot of the new millennium, but will India be in a position to call the shots?

Automation -- best prescription
Technological advances have led to automation, which is of particular significance to the pharmacy profession and pharmacists. In pharmacy automation, the machines used to carry out work are controlled by a computer. It is very vital that the computer kn ows and responds to the purpose for which the system is executed. Automated systems also promise that extra efficiency and accuracy.

Philips launches new VCD
Philips India Ltd has unveiled the FW-V39 VCD Mini Hi-Fi System with MP3-CD playback capability.

Sir -- I am a regular reader of ``eWorld.'' The articles reflect the real dynamics of the e-world. I would like to suggest some additions:

TOTAL Petroleum India Ltd, Chennai, is in the lubricants business.

2. Who introduced the Micro Channel Architecture (MCA), the bus architecture for older PCs?

Your PC is not just for writing, drawing or playing games. With the right utility, it can be converted into a Web server. This week, we see how the PC can be transformed into a machine that serves up Web pages.

School friends
THIS is a scenario that you probably see every now and then: You know the boy next door. He had consistently secured the first rank at school. But his parents were shocked to learn that in the board exams, he had not quite lived up to the promise he show ed while at school.

Measuring supply chain metrics
FOR companies that early on saw the value of supply chain management (SCM) initiatives, it is about riding the wave to competitive advantage. The value of the total SCM applications market worldwide at the end of 2000 is pegged at $4.5 billion by AMR Res earch, a Boston-based market analysis firm. This number excludes SCM application revenues generated by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that will reach $522 million by the end of 2000, a 78 per cent leap from 1999.

GSM: Hello and goodbye?
VIDEO, video calls, multimedia messaging, interactive games, gambling and high-speed Internet access.....through your cellphone? Of course! And Universal Mobile Telephone System or UMTS, a third generation (3G) technology, will make all this and more pos sible.

Wearing a new coat
When it comes to changes, people like only those they make themselves. -- French proverb

Mastering your visa questions
INDIAN IT companies generally conduct themselves in a professional manner, except in deputing their computer experts to work in the US -- on a business visa. The employee so deputed runs the risk of his visa being cancelled, of being fined, imprisoned, d eported, and banned from the US for five years.

FAST cars, race bikes and anything that spells speed is what fascinates you? Get to know what's happening in the racy world of speed and thrills from the following Web sites.

Pinnacle Systems unveils Studio DV
Pinnacle Systems has come out with Studio DV. Consumers can edit and create high-quality digital videos on their PCs, taking input directly from DV camcorders.

Iomega redesigns Zip 100 MB
Iomega Corporation's redesigned Zip 100 MB Universal Serial Bus (USB) drive has hit the Indian market.

Multimedia kit from Samsung
Samsung Electronics India Pvt Ltd has announced ``state-of-the-art'' multimedia kit for desktop PCs.

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