How can a person find out about the availability of information
on a particular topic?
How do you access that information?
Do you read the information right now, or store it to be read later?
If you store the data, how will you categorize it so that it can be
What are the various "kinds" of information? (different for each person)
Just because you "read it in the newspaper", does this make
it true? (maybe, depends on the author [editor] and on the newspaper
Most material available on the Internet is not "peer-reviewed"
which implies there is no guarantee that the information is correct
or valuable or worthwhile.
Since SDSU is a member of the Internet2 high-speed Internet network
community, we have wide bandwidth connections to the global Internet.
This is a valuable resource that each of us should utilize and
respect. You can no longer find SDSU on the current
of Abilene, the Internet2 network. But in 2000, SDSU was
2000 Abilene Map
San Diego State University has adopted a Computer Security
Policy that each student should read.
SDSU Computing Security Policy adopted 7 Nov 2000 by University Senate
This recalls the lessons from Journalism, to answer the questions
(The dynamic nature of the Internet adds a "temporal" quality to information)
(Why did you think this link was worth saving? Why is this sourceinteresting?)
From your own point of view, how would you order the above topics
in terms of importance?
Authorities for Computer Science students at San Diego State University:
http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/catalog/, SDSU General Catalog
Note the disclaimer on the top of the page. The online San Diego State University 2010-2011 General Catalog is the official publication for the university. This is a change from previous catalogs, which stated:
The San Diego State University 2005-2006 General Catalog on the World-Wide Web cannot be considered the official publication for the University. Please refer to the printed General Catalog
IEEE, Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers, the Professional Society
of Engineers, including computational scientists.
SIAM, Society for Industrial
and Applied Mathematics, the Professional Society for Applied Math,
now looking to focus on computational sciences.
The Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (
CAIDA) and the
National Laboratory for Aplied Network Research (
NLANR) are highly recommended sources
for information, tools and research projects/results on the Internet.
Security Policy approved by the SDSU Senate Nov. 7, 2000.
The computers and the network at SDSU are a
community resource which must be respected by all users. Every user
of this resource has a responsibilty to be considerate of other users.
History of the Internet, Computing and Supercomputing
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000
"The Computer Museum History Center is the world's authority on the
history of computing technology. Our collection spans hardware,
software, audio clips, films, documentation, etc."
Achievements of the 20th Century (What are your entries? What order?)
1. Electrification 2. Automobile 3. Airplane 4. Water Supply and Distribution
5. Electronics 6. Radio and Television 7. Agricultural Mechanization
8. Computers 9. Telephone 10. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
11. Highways 12. Spacecraft 13. Internet 14. Imaging 15. Household Appliances
16. Health Technologies 17. Petroleum and Petrochemical Technologies
18. Laser and Fiber Optics 19. Nuclear Technologies 20. High-performance Materials
This is a nicely filtered overview of the
activities each week that are accessible via the Internet.
The focus is on educationally oriented topics, which is a very
broad focus. It is also kept "timely".
TUCOWS Software Repository
Tucows is a searchable software repository grouped by operating system i.e.
PC Windows, Macintosh, Linux software and even OS2.
Categories range from the inevitable HTML Editors and Java Applications to
Diagnostic Tools and Video Conferencing, to Stock Quote and Networking
RSS feed from SDSU Library supporting CS Computers & Society Research Papers