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Web sightings

Tech Talk is now publishing an occasional roundup of MIT-related World Wide Web sites called "Web sightings." We will run URLs and brief descriptions of Web pages that are directly related to MIT, or those that members of the MIT community are directly involved in constructing and maintaining. Each item indicates the page of interest and its URL in boldface, and separate home pages to which they are linked are given in underlined type. Anyone with a site to suggest, especially science and engineering sites of general interest, can contact Assistant Editor Alice Waugh at x8-5401 or . Tech Talk will choose sites and run them from time to time as space permits.

The Technology and Culture Forum has a site listing the history and purpose of the program, plus information about upcoming forums and links to pages relating to past speakers. Readers can also be added to the TCF's mailing list.

The Electric Postcard is a service created by Judith Donath, a graduate student in media arts and sciences. The site offers a large collection of pictures by dozens of artists and other sources ranging from Leonardo da Vinci to the US Postal Service. The sender selects a picture, types in a message (including HTML links to other sites, if desired) and sends it via e-mail; the recipient gets a message telling him or her to check the Web site's "pickup window" using a unique claim number included in the e-mail message.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 15, 1995.

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