Was this site developed entirely independent of other sites?
Yes. All ideas and concepts as well as layout and images where conceived without the need to masquerade other sites. We conceived each idea for the site without drawing from foreign ideas and concepts from other sites. In addition, the images used on the site are original and were created or tailored to fit our site by the team leader.
What is the main goal of the site?
The main goal of the site is to educate people, and especially those under 25, as to why digital technology, such as the Internet and computers, are important to their lives. We try to accomplish this goal through information-packed and interactive essays, helpful quizzes, and further reading links.
Is this compatible with all major browsers?
Yes. This site was developed with the mindset that not everyone would have the latest browser. We developed this site, so that those who are using older browsers like Netscape Navigator 3.0 and Internet Explorer 3.0 can still view the site as well as those who have new browsers.
Why is this site important?
This site is important because it reaches out and tries to inform people that no matter what age you are, and no matter where in this world you live, digital technology either directly or indirectly affects virtually everyone's life. Therefore, people, and especially those who are young, cannot afford to ignore this revolution. Instead, everyone must learn how this revolution came about and where it is going so that everyone can be an active participant in this global world and not an inactive onlooker.
I am over 40 years of age. How could this site help me? Why should I take the time to read something that does not pertain to my generation?
This site can help people forty and over by showing them how to use digital technology to make there lives easier, and not shun it. It also can help people over forty by making their knowledge base of the digital revolution even stronger than it is, so that they can effectively teach young people all aspects of the digital revolution.
Who created this site?
This site was created through the collaborative work and knowledge of Gary Gong, Jesse Lyon, and Irana Bagirova. For more information on the authores, visit the authors page.
How long did the creation of the site take?
It took roughly eight months to create and put together the whole site. However, like digital technology, the site can never be completely finished because we will always be making it more innovative.
Are the authors planning on further developing the site?
We will be further developing the site by adding more educational essays, quizzes, and interact tools as the digital revolution progresses. We will also continue offering our services to users as well as adding new services as the site expands.
Will the site be translated into other languages besides English and Russian?
Yes. Before for our next major revision of the site, it will be translated into Turkish and Spanish.
Real player loads, but I cannot hear any music. What is going on?
It may take a few minutes while the clip loads. As long as the RealPlayer says "Buffering..." at the bottom, you'll know it is loading.
Did the person(s) who wrote the HTML code for the site use an HTML editor?
This site has not, and will not, ever see an HTML editor. This site was put together using Microsoft's Notepad.
Was the site created with a lot of help from the team's coach, or did the students take on the burden of the workload?
This site was created totally by the authors. It was the mindset of the authors that if we could not compete against our peers with minimal help from adults, then we should not be competing at all.
How can I upload my artwork to the site's gallery?
We must screen each piece of digital art before posting it on a public server. Please send all artwork to email@example.com along with your name and description on how the digital revolution aided in the creation of your artwork.
How did the authors of the site stay in contact with each other?
The authors stayed in contact with each other mainly through the Internet: e-mail, NetMeeting, and ICQ. The majority of the web site was completed through collaboration over the Internet.
How can I be sure of the accuracy of the essays?
The accuracy of the essays were checked by a learned student in computers and double-checked by a historian. Therefore, the error margin is small, leaving the essays to be virtually free of errors.