Cybernaut 

The Webby Awards Part VI

For the past five weeks Cybernaut has been covering the Annual Webby Awards, presented by the Academy of Digital Arts and Design to the best of the best Web sites in more than 30 different categories, from Activism to Sports. This week will cover the final four categories; Technical Achievement, Travel, TV, and Weird.

Technical Achievement

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection ( www.davidrumsey.com ) – For the past 20 years David Rumsey has been collecting historical maps from the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceana. The information is available using two proprietary formats, and certain maps allow you to overlay historical maps on current version.

Google ( www.google.com ) – If you haven’t already switched to using the Google search engine, give it a try. Not much slips through the cracks, with more than two billion Web pages indexed.

Memorystick ( www.sony.com/memorystick ) – If your life is ruled by gadgetry, like cell phones, digital cameras, PDA’s, laptops, and digital camcorders, then prepare to be impressed by the capabilities of next generation memory cards.

REBOL Internet ( www.rebol.com/ios-intro.html ) – REBOL enables you to create your own private network with friends, family, co-workers, suppliers, and customers where you can share data and applications in real time.

Volantis Systems ( www.volantis.com ) – Wireless technology for businesses that has the ability to grow and adapt.

Travel

IgoUgo ( www.igougo.com ) – An online travel club where you can book your travel arrangements, and read the real life experiences of travellers who have been to your destination.

Lonely Planet Online ( www.lonelyplanet.com ) – Produced by the same people behind The Lonely Planet travel television show and guidebooks, The Lonely Planet Web site truly is a one-of-a-kind travel site with up-to-date information on just about everywhere you might want to go, and some advice how to get there.

Site59.com ( www.site59.com ) – Find last minute deals on flights, hotels, car rentals, and other travel arrangements.

Travel Intelligence ( www.travelintelligence.net ) – Travel journalism, as well as information to help you make unique vacation plans, prizing character over luxury, price and service.

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