While we're waiting for the votes to be tabulated in Florida, maybe we can cast ballots on this: Is Internet voting the panacea for what ails us?
Ever since interactive Web sites became a reality, Internet voting has been like the early days of the laser beam - a solution looking for a problem.

The most explosive issue surrounding cyberporn is still access to adult material by minors. If you've ever visited an adult Web site, you know that gaining entry to the most explicit, graphic material is as difficult as accessing a public water fountain.


Mention the District of Rock Island and one thinks of music festivals, art galleries, restaurants, and brewpubs. But quietly tucked away among the city's nightlife and arts is eServ (www.eservllc.com), a new company that is part of a wave of businesses that have discovered the benefits of blending emerging technologies with traditional business practices.