Net Gains: Sites Of The Week

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As flies are to men so this fierce little site is to the godhead of television. It's a trenchant and strikingly presented polemic on the perils of the goggle box, and its aim is simple: getting you to turn off your TV. To that end there are various articles to persuade you to do so, including one on the effect on the brain of prolonged telly watching

Ashamed of your mistakes in IT-speak? This site has every techy definition you could wish for. You can search by specific terms or browse down word lists if a piece of jargon has slipped your mind. Be warned, however: it's not for complete IT illiterates and assumes a certain amount of knowledge, though there are "learning paths".