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April 11, 2003

Filed under: Internet — Terry Wohlers @ 17:53

At, visitors can search for articles, press releases, technical papers, and other documents using our search engine. In the month of March 2003, 550 searches were conducted using 256 terms and 229 phrases. Among the top terms were prototyping, 3D, casting, investment, tooling, historical, RP, and sale. Top phrases were rapid prototyping, historical development of rapid prototyping, rapid prototyping and tooling state of the industry, Z Corp, investment casting, cosmetic packaging, reverse engineering, Aaroflex, buy now next year or never, case studies, Objet, and 3D printing. This information tells us that people are indeed searching for specific information in this industry and it gives us some indication as to what people are hoping to find. We continually add content to the site, hoping that visitors find it of interest. If you are looking for something in particular and cannot find it, let us know.


March 7, 2003

Filed under: Internet — Terry Wohlers @ 16:51

Few Internet tools are as useful as Google. I don’t recall a day in recent weeks that I haven’t used it at least a few times. Whether it’s searching for a hotel in Osaka, a dive boat operator in Thailand, or red wines in South Africa, Google finds what I am looking for. It’s also helpful in finding the correct spelling of a person, place, or thing.

If you are looking for an image to use in a publication or presentation, click the Images tab and enter a name in the box. You will be surprised at what Google finds. Looking for news on a specific subject? Click the News tab and plug in the subject.

Some other search engines are good, but nothing compares to Google. It has found a permanent home at the top of my Favorites.

Tired of Spam?

February 27, 2003

Filed under: Internet — Terry Wohlers @ 08:25

I certainly am! Yes, Spam filters and other measures can be taken. However, it will never go away until the recipients of the Spam stop responding to it. It’s a fact that a sufficient number of people respond favorably to it, making the idea of sending these mass emailings an attractive option. Where there is a demand, there is a supply. So, ignore those unwanted email messages and delete them immediately. Also, do not asked to be removed from their mailing list. Doing so confirms that they are sending to a valid address.

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