Thursday, January 18, 2001
You can find nearly anything on the Internet, but engineers have
always been fenced off from general-interest virtual communities, confined to
highly niched technical websites.
Now engineering is going mainstream. This week, Łber-site Yahoo!
(www.yahoo.com) began offering access to
Thomas Register (www.thomasregister.com), the site for
buying and sourcing technical products and services.
You can find links to Thomas Register's database at two of
Yahoo!'s specialty sites: B2B Marketplace (http://b2b.yahoo.com) and Electronics
These business-oriented sites are designed to offer information and services
including research, news, and purchasing. The Thomas Register database features
more than 156,000 American and Canadian manufacturers, sorted into more than
63,000 types of products and services, nearly 8,000 online catalogs, and access
to millions of downloadable CAD drawings.