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Comment marketing (Score 1) 385

Britannica is known as a hard copy encyclopedia. The type of resource that you go to the library for. Wikipedia has marketed itself as the online leader for encyclopedia type lookup... Wikipedia is what people want (thus higher page rankings on Google). Britannica has a long way to go in changing the way people look at them before they will be competitors on the web. they should have started this long ago if they wanted to establish a presence.

Comment Re:Unfortunately... (Score 1) 445

I AM a parent and grandparent ... I compleatly promote children starting out on a computer at around the age of 2 ... my children started playing on the computer at 2, my grandchild is fastly approaching 2 and she is starting to get on the computer... age appropriate activitys start with teaching point/click and interaction ...

Don't get me wrong, I don't set them down and say, "go at it, find whatever you can." .. as I said age appropriate material (Putt-Putt, Freddie Fish, Pajama Sam, etc.), on top of that, toddler computer time must include an adult for at least the first year or 2 ...

my 11 year old knows at least as much about computers than the average adult, and is starting to wright code...
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Submission + - Meteor may have hit international space station (yahoo.com)

adnd74 writes: "Two astronauts on the International Space Station will make a spacewalk next week to find out if a micrometeoroid strike damaged a critical part of the outpost's power system, officials said on Thursday. The station is not in any danger and is still producing enough power to support the arrival of a Russian cargo ship this month, said station deputy program manager Kirk Shireman."

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