Reflection On The Web
Many of the more common organizations and news sources are well known and often visited. In the midst of this holiday season, the Web offers unique connections that may help citizens and manufacturers put perspectives on the events of September 11th.
Aggregators—There are three sites that provide thorough connections to myriad contributions- and charity-based organizations. Helping.org not only provides paths to donate to the victims of 09/11, but it also provides links to other city-, state- and national-level organizations that are giving to the cause. Libertyunites.org also offers a wealth of opportunities to donate, volunteer and participate in this crisis. Firstgov.gov offers a section (select its "America Responds" link) that aggregates many (if not all) of the sites that enable you to investigate, contribute, research, protect and/or vent anything or in any way relating to our national crises.
Tenlinks.com—This interesting site (www.tenlinks.com/news/special/wtc) also amasses a wealth of links to 09/11, but with a nod toward manufacturers through categories such as Architecture; Engineering and Construction; Geographic Information Systems; Internet/Web/Technology; Satellite/Air Photo Imagery.
www.Stratfor.com—Sure, everyone—including the Taliban—visits CNN's Web site for up-to-date information and news. This site (which stands for Strategic Forecasting) offers an interesting "take" on our nation's campaign from a strategic perspective. Some of the articles and content on this site require you to register before viewing, but the quality and scope of Stratfor's articles, and information you can see, might make for an interesting addition to traditional news sources.
Job Shop Site Of The Month
Orbital Tool is an Illinois-based machining company that is adept at general and specialized training. Its Web site (www.orbitaltool.com) offers a wealth of info about what it does, in a litany of categories. But the educational properties of this site are commendable; many areas, like the one describing stationary journal machining, really look to explain the "whys" along with the "whats." And this site is built for growth, too.
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