The London-based technology website www.vnunet.com has said that the Dalai Lama’s caution on the perils of IT, issued during his visit to Australia in May 2002, is among the 10 most popular stories on its website in 2002.
In a report on January 1, 2003, the website quoted the Dalai Lama as saying, “Science, technology and other material facilities in the developed world lead people to believe that their problems will all disappear. We have seen that this is not the case.”
The top 10 stories of 2002 on www.vnunet.com were: Pirates crack Windows XP Service Pack 1; Samba runs rings around Win2000; Microsoft convicted of software piracy; Second gamer dies after massive binge; W2000 servers cheaper to run than Unix; Games binge ends in death; Dalai Lama warns against perils of IT; Joke website sparks terror alert; Burglars target ‘out of office’ emails; Online virus generator causes concern.
VNU publishes a wide range of IT and business titles.