The World Wide Web: Friend or Foe? “Technology” appears to be a major buzzword of the new millennium. In a recent issue of The ASHA Leader, the organization discussed the importance of technology and its designation of technology as a “Focused Initiative” for the next 3 years. Such a distinction illustrates how technology has permeated our profession, ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2001
The World Wide Web: Friend or Foe?
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  • Julie Stierwalt
    Division 2 Education and Mentoring Committee
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Article   |   October 01, 2001
The World Wide Web: Friend or Foe?
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2001, Vol. 11, 38-39. doi:10.1044/nnsld11.3.38
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2001, Vol. 11, 38-39. doi:10.1044/nnsld11.3.38
“Technology” appears to be a major buzzword of the new millennium. In a recent issue of The ASHA Leader, the organization discussed the importance of technology and its designation of technology as a “Focused Initiative” for the next 3 years. Such a distinction illustrates how technology has permeated our profession, not just through gadgets and high tech equipment, but also through access to information.
The World Wide Web (WWW) has been at the forefront of the information technology boom. The WWW was developed in the early 1990s primarily for military use. Recognizing its utility, universities and researchers quickly capitalized on the network as a means of collaborating on research and for sharing resources.
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