ON-LINE WITH CATHY NEY

No study of technology is complete without first understanding the history of technology. This column provides you with Web sites that chronicle advances in technology from a historical prospective.  It will visit communication exhibits at the Smithonian, space missions at NASA, sight and sounds at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, and much more.

American Memory Historical Collection for the National Digital Library
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html

American Memory is a complete digital collection of photos and prints, documents, motion pictures, maps, and sound recordings.  Samples include American building and engineer records,  and architecture and design for 20th Century America.
Museum of Broadcast Communications Chicago
http://www.mbcnet.org/
This site explores the popular culture and American historythrough the sights and sounds of television and radio including an  Encyclopedia of Television and a  Radio Hall of Fame .
Exploratorium: ExploraNet
http://www.exploratorium.edu/
Current on-line features include baseball science,Ten Cool site exhibits,  New Memory Film Series for playing games with memory, astronomy resource guide, science of hair, Online exhibits, archived webcasts, web cams, past exhibitions, and Exploratorium A-to-Z.