Category Archives: digital

TRAIN Act Allows Tax Credit for Technology Training

Rep. Jerry Weller (R-Ill.) has introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives legistraltion that would allow many U.S. taxpayers to receive a tax credit for qualified training costs of up to $4,000 per year, more in some areas.Both employers and laid-off workers would be eligible for the tax credit under Congressman Weller’s bill, the The Technology Retraining and Investment Now Act of 2004, referred to as the TRAIN Act.


Beyond the Internet: The Grid

Many of us may remember sneaker nets (sharing files using floppies distributed around the office), and most of us have used local area networks and electronically shared files. If you’re reading this newsletter, you’re using the Internet, a global network that distributes files (webpages, binary file transfers, and peer-to-peer file sharing). However, until recently, the distribution of data on each of these networks were manually controlled, the users choosing which files to distribute, the networks serving only as transmission media for data that are processed by individual users, separated from one another.