Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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Exercise

  1. Find on the Web:
    1. Pi to 1000 digits
    2. Darwin's grandfather's birthday
    3. The Treaty Debates of 1921-22
    4. The teachings of Scientology
    5. What movies are on in Dublin now
    6. A graph of ex
    7. Aerial pictures of the North Korean concentration camps
    8. Copies of any 18th or 19th century newspaper
    9. Transcripts of any 18th or 19th century trial
    10. U.S. Election ads from any election before 2004
    11. List of pirate radio stations in Ireland

  2. For each item above, what is the best hit to link to? e.g. Authoritative site. Site that links to other sites. Site that will still exist in 10 years' time.

  3. Suggest something that cannot be found on the Web.

  4. Suggest something that cannot be found on the Web for market reasons.

  5. Suggest something that cannot be found on the Web for copyright reasons.

  6. Suggest something that cannot be found on the Web for privacy reasons.

  7. Suggest something that cannot be found on the Web for logistical reasons.

  8. Suggest something that cannot be found on the Web, and we could be waiting 500 years to see it online.




ancientbrain.com      w2mind.org      humphrysfamilytree.com

On the Internet since 1987.

Wikipedia: Sometimes I link to Wikipedia. I have written something In defence of Wikipedia. It is often a useful starting point but you cannot trust it. Linking to it is like linking to a Google search. A starting point, not a destination. I automatically highlight in red all links to Wikipedia and Google search and other possibly-unreliable user-generated content.