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16 February 2005 - Edition #28

Site Upgrade delayed :(
It is good & bad... As many of you know, our Summer project was a total overhaul of the whole site, multi browser friendly, faster, new personalised features etc. Unfortunately we have been soooo busy with new Sign Ups, Feedback, Events etc. that our launch date has now had to be set back to Easter instead of February, Stay Tuned!
The Editors Desk!
The Internet, the modern day boogey Man...
It seems to be that every week in either the paper, the news, the TV, there is an article about how unsafe for our children and ourselves security-wise the Internet is. Your children will be corrupted, your bank account will be fleeced, your identity stolen...

It was then with great interest that I read about a US Study that found that "Computer crimes made up just 12 per cent of all identity fraud cases in which the cause was known. Of those, half were attributed to spyware"... This is not exactly what the media are letting us know?

This then got me thinking... Can you remember the last time you saw an article where the Internet was "good"? How highschool kids find research for assignments quicker & easier? How many housebound people (invalids etc.) find an accessible interest and means to communicate? Keeping in touch with distant relatives 'cheaply'? Even assisting in Tsunami efforts by quickly allowing friends & loved ones to know the status of those potentially missing? Why do we not hear about these things in the Traditional media? Could the demonisation of the Internet, be a bit of a 'children overboard' situation?

I am sure the motor vehicle when it first came out was terrifying, we all use that now, and phones must have been downright spooky? I wonder if the postal companies did the same sort of scare mongering then? Basically anything that you 'learn' about is not longer a frightening prospect! So please, put the internet back in perspective! Everyone is concerned about hacking, security etc, yet how many people have their "houses burglarised"? We are taught to use locks, secure ourselves, the Internet is no different. So, educate yourself about the Net, it's uses, it's flaws, and you will find your life richer, your children will not overtake you, and you will not be forced out of your job due to lack of knowledge... There are many clubs, friends, even your teenage children can help, you will be pleasantly surprised at the world you might find out there and how wide it really is :)

Best Regards, Noely, Community Site Co-ordinator

Sunshine Coast Special
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Community Noticeboard
Sunshine Coast 100th Show 'ARENA SPECTACULAR'
Calling ALL Sunshine Coast performers from Gympie to Caloundra including dancers, singers, artists, musicians, bush poets, horse riders, harness vehicle enthusiasts, actors & community groups, please attend the “CREATIVE SESSION” on Monday 21st February... read more >>

Latest Event News
The Wizards Express
Looking for ideas to entertain the kids, and yourself? Treat them to a fabulous afternoon on The Rattler, of fun, food & magic as they ride the Wizards Express to the Great hall of Hogwarts Castle..... read more >>

Business in Focus
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Clubs in Focus
Sunshine Coast Computer Club
Our organization is dedicated to the advancement and education of our members and the community in the use of the Internet and computer technology. We conduct community and club work shops on computer and Internet skills.... read more >>

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In this issue:
Editors Desk
Local Specials
Latest Community News
Latest Event News
Business in focus
This week in Real Estate

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