Our Valley 2009

  • Introduction

    In the early 1990s Jim Teece used to show folks at the Jackson County Fair the latest novelty, a little thing called the Internet.

  • WoW Factor

    WoW Factor

    It is a place where you are as strong as you want to be. Acquiring better armor and gold are the goals. Killing is the way of life.

  • You Tube, We Tube

    You Tube, We Tube

    If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then what value can be placed on a streaming video seen by thousands of YouTube visitors from across the globe?

  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    Any parent will tell you that getting information from children is an uphill battle as it is, let alone when the subject involves how they're doing in school.

  • A Better Plan-It

    A Better Plan-It

    As a television producer, Cynthia Salbato always looked for ways to steer viewers to the Internet, giving them more information, resources or interactive guides to her programming.

  • The Great Beyond

    The Great Beyond

    Who knew the Internet would go from being a fringe curiosity to being an indispensable part of our lives in less than 20 years? And who knows where the Internet will be 20 years from now?

  • Something Clicked

    Something Clicked

    Talent resident Anna Baker was a widow with a college-age daughter and a 9-year-old son; Bill Powell had been divorced for 10 years. They met on the Internet in 2004, then corresponded by e-mail for a few weeks before meeting for coffee at Talent's Downtowne Coffee House.

  • Textbook Case

    Textbook Case

    Penny-pinching university students are learning the Web can be like an electronic thrift store, and they're using it to purchase textbooks for less than half the bookstore price, finding the best deals at such sites as Amazon.com, half.com and Chegg.com.

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