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Keeping an ear to the ground

Can anyone recommend a good online website/ezine that covers all the good IT events.

I do realise a large amount exist, hence I am wanting some recommendations.

I love software design but hate computers, I don't care about processor speeds or latest technical innovations. Wired magazine is about as technical as I like to get (ie very conceptual stuff). I realise that I need to become more aware of the 'tech' stuff or I will wind up as a professor teaching mathematics at a university (which I of course would not mind one bit).

My IQ (compulsory company sponsored) showed a lack of general knowledge compared to my other skills, and the pysch guy advised I read Time magazine cover to cover every single word every week for 6 months. All thoughts/rants about IQ tests etc aside, I kept this up for a month or so although it took a good deal of time to read I was much more aware of the events that were happening around me.

I guess I wanting to do something like that with a computer publication.

Any suggestions?

Aussie Chick
Monday, February 02, 2004

http://www.theregister.co.uk/

FredF
Monday, February 02, 2004

Why not http://www.arstechnica.com/

gunga
Monday, February 02, 2004

I used to love the RSS feeds at:

http://www.freshnews.org/

But I guess you could do that yourself if you had an RSS reader. Back when I started visiting this site there weren't many (any?) RSS readers.

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, February 02, 2004

there are plentry of rss readers about - feedreader (or just search on sourceforge).

News sites:  www.bbc.co.uk (technology)
  cnet news - www.cnet.com
  UK industry magazine - www.computing.co.uk

cheers

Andy
Monday, February 02, 2004

I could probably connect you with sites where you can contract a killing of the psychiatric consultant as well...

Simon Lucy
Monday, February 02, 2004

Aussie Chick, you want:

The Australian
http://australianit.com.au

Age/SMH
http://www.smh.com.au

ZDNet
www.zdnet.com.au

Aussie bloke
Monday, February 02, 2004

Microsoft has several newsletters, with an obvious bias. [grin]

Slashdot (www.slashdot.org) has a massive anti-Microsoft bias, but covers a lot of good stuff you might not read elsewhere. Just don't get lost in the chatter.

Politech (www.politech.com) covers a lot of IT political, privacy, and security issues. The author is in the US, but has a pretty good global coverage.

Bugtraq and NTBugtraq ( http://www.securityfocus.com/ ) mailing lists cover security issues in the IT and Windows worlds, respectively.

You could also set up a home page at Yahoo ( my.yahoo.com ) and set that as your browser's home page. Then you can scan headlines now and then.

Hope this helps,
Philo

Philo
Monday, February 02, 2004

I still find news.com to be the best. 

The Ted
Monday, February 02, 2004

Actually as a serious response, http://news.google.com if only because this morning it didn't have a direct link to Janet Jackson's left tit.

Simon Lucy
Monday, February 02, 2004

I find the interviews in www.artima.com very interesting.

Simon, surely it was her right tit?

as
Monday, February 02, 2004

I guess it was, I only saw the still briefly (he says in a superior tone of voice).

Simon Lucy
Monday, February 02, 2004

The be all and end all is...www.aldaily.com

Ch 10
Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Reading aldaily is a full-time occupation; enjoyable but sometimes impractical.

Andrew
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

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