A roundup of new and updated resources and services on the global Internet:
The world's largest archive of classic print ads was launched this week to let the public get their hands on those pop culture classics (and classic mistakes) from the last six decades. Whether you're in the business, or you just want to take a trip down memory lane, the site has a wealth of great and not-so-great creative collections. From the cheesy car ads of the 60s to the stylish creations of the naughties, you'll be surprised how many you remember! See www.adflip.com.
Do It Yourself
If you enjoy rolling up your sleeves and tackling projects, then you'll like the DoItYourself.com Web site. With everything you need to know about home improvement and home repair, this site will take you step by step through all kinds of DIY activity. Tips from experts and the most commonly asked questions means that if you are planting a vegetable patch or sealing the bath, you'll be in good hands. This free site will also direct you to reputable contractors for a free quote.
Feeling overloaded with information? You're not alone. This Web site (www.sims.berkeley.edu/how-much-info) is the brainchild of a group of university researchers, who have attempted to measure how much information is produced in the world each year. (No mean feat).
Still Not Making the Most of the Web?
If you do not feel that the Internet is playing a big enough part in your business then this new site could help you. The Vertical Portal (www.tradeworlds.com) is a good starting point for companies that appreciate the Internet's potential and want to take advantage of it. With its virtual marketplace this site brings together huge array of products and services, plus information and ideas.
Calling Busy Execs ...
If you feel that your life is one big catch-up, this site may help. Designed by busy execs for busy execs, CEOExpress.com is the rushed executives direct interface to the Internet. Because it knows that you haven't got time to read every single detail of every article, this site edits all news to the bare essentials -- about 20 percent, leaving you all that reading time to carry on with your day-to-day mayhem. Its easy-to-use format lets you get straight to the point, and then back to business.
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