In the early days of the Internet, finding what you were looking for was easy. Open up your browser, go to Yahoo! and within a few clicks you usually found what you were looking for. Back then, there just weren't that many resources on the Web and life was pretty simple. Fast-forward a dozen years later and you've got millions of Web sites serving up everything from news, blogs, videos' you name it. Searching through all that information and finding what you're looking for can be a challenge.
Before hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Joseph Prows, a 23 year-old medical student at Tulane Medical School, was told to evacuate his 5th floor dorm room. Mr. Prows, however, signed a waiver to stay. He figured the local hospitals could use some volunteers. But when the storm was upgraded to a category 5 and it became clear that it was headed directly for the heart of the city, he wasn't sure what might left be standing, let alone his dorm room or nearby hospitals.

Despite an abundance of food, camping fuel and over two hundred gallons of water it was clear that it was time to leave. Joseph knocked on a few doors in the dorm to see if anyone wanted to join him. His pickup could hold a couple more. Manuela, a new transfer from Columbia and Gerardo, her brother, joined him. They were headed for Houston come hell or high water, quite literally.
As PCs get more powerful they tend to use more power, generate more heat and make more noise. However, with advances in PC case design, power supplies, motherboards, case fans and dampening material it's possible to make a powerful PC that is also very quiet.

There are a few boutique shops that specialize in making extra quiet PCs with special cases and fanless designs. Aside from the hard drives these machines make virtually no noise whatsoever. That's very attractive to individuals in environments that benefit from zero PC noise, such as a recording studio. However, the extra cost makes them impractical for most consumers.