GEO. - FQ

About the organisation and selection of the links


Questions so far:

Don´t you mean an FAQ.? What is an FQ?
Why use the Dewey Decimal Classification System?
What basic criteria do you use for the selection of links in the Dewey classified pages and applications?
Is the "Main Dewey Links" simply all of the "Specialized Links" added together?
All this realtime stuff, robots, controlling the space shuttle and virtual teachers - will I need a fancy computer and all kinds of plugins (and what are those anyway)?

 

Don´t you mean an FAQ.? What is an FQ?

These pages are new, so I haven´t had any any serious feedback yet . FQ means forseen questions!

Why use the Dewey Decimal Classification System?

Some kind of classification scheme for web information resources is necessary. The average highschool student (and teacher) has very limited time to spend on the Internet. They usually have access to overworked, sometimes slow, net connections. Every minute counts. Even good web sites often take time to navigate to where you want to go . Dewey suits for several reasons:

What basic criteria do you use for the selection of links in the Dewey classified pages and applications?

 

Is the "Main Dewey Links" simply all of the "Specialized Links" added together?

All this realtime stuff, robots, controlling the space shuttle and virtual teachers - will I need a fancy computer and all kinds of plugins (and what are those anyway)?

The links will all work fine on the average computer, but to be realistic, a 486 PC would be the minimum. An entry level Pentium is ideal. (Or of course nearly any Mac!). If you have Netscape 3.0 or equivalent, then everything should work. If you have Netscape 2.0 then you will need one plugin (QT), possibly two, in order to be able to see videos, hear sound etc.. You can download these at plugins. Most realtime sound seems to demand a 28,800 bs modem. If you don´t know anything about these things, then there are two possibilities:

No, I don´t think you can control the space shuttle. But you could try the remote controlled toaster in Australia.

 


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