January 15, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 2)
Strong Points: Links
Weak Points: Lots of non-science info(but interesting, nonetheless)
Someday, I suppose, the Internet may turn into one giant links-based Web site, with a hierarchical design that leads ultimately to every page available. When I see mega-sites like ibiblio, I can imagine, not only that it might come true, but also how it might look. Ibiblio is a sort of “mini-internet” site that, given enough time and effort, could probably encapsulate the entire Internet on its opening page without too much modification. OK, maybe I’m giving them too much credit, but the amount of information they have “under the hood” is impressive. There’s more than I can go into here, but for biological scientists, the offerings are impressive, with categories that include biology, botany, ecology, genetics, life sciences, cytology, and zoology. Within each is an interesting and eclectic collection of links that I found informative. An interesting site worth a visit for any serious Internet junkie.