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Content posted in November 2004
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Favorite Geek Wish List Entries
Commentary  |  11/6/2004  | 
A Sneak Preview of Network Computing readers and the toys that drive them.
Business Technology: Does Fine Arts + Comp Sci = A Better Future?
Commentary  |  11/5/2004  | 
Carnegie Mellon University's new master's program blends the disciplines of the university's top-rated computer-science school with that of its prestigious fine-arts program to yield a master's in entertainment technology.
If Treo Rumors Come True
Commentary  |  11/5/2004  | 
Last week in this space I suggested that palmOne would benefit greatly if the rumors of a Pocket PC Treo were true. Upon reflection, I now think I understated the case. Not only would a Pocket PC Treo push palmOne several notches up the mobile device food chain, but failing to deliver such a device would severely damage the
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  11/5/2004  | 
Hone Relevancy As You Align Business
Commentary  |  11/5/2004  | 
Ascential Will Recover With Targeted Sales
Commentary  |  11/5/2004  | 
The company is still spending on its future, adding 60 R&D staffers.
Integrated Suites, IT's Newest Push
Commentary  |  11/5/2004  | 
The race is on. Will service suites solve complexity problems?
SmartAdvice: Make Sure E-Business Bids Make Sense And Offer Value
Commentary  |  11/4/2004  | 
Don't jump on the E-commerce bandwagon just because, The Advisory Council says--look for the business value. Also, Web services make building links with partners easier; and customer Web portals can work even in high-touch businesses.
Langa Letter: A New Way To Slim Down Windows XP, Including SP2
Commentary  |  11/4/2004  | 
A classic tweaking tool that began life as the freeware 98 Lite gets updated to work with XP SP2. In tests, it helped slim down a Windows XP installation by more than 50%.
Daschle Outsourced
Commentary  |  11/4/2004  | 
Offshore outsourcing opponents lost a key ally Tuesday when Republican John Thune unseated Senate majority leader Tom Daschle in South Dakota.
The Privacy Lawyer: Privacy Policies And The Patriot Act
Commentary  |  11/4/2004  | 
A provision relating to customer records may be struck down soon, but don't take any chances.
Broadband Over Powerlines Gets FCC Plug
Commentary  |  11/4/2004  | 
The new BPL technology delivers broadband service over electric utility facilities, providing a broadband alternative to rural and monopoly-dominated regions.
Vote Early, Vote Often
Commentary  |  11/2/2004  | 
It's Election Day, and voters across the United States are busy renewing their whining privileges for the next four years. This election year could also deliver some interesting--and perhaps ugly--experiences with electronic voting systems.
BI Gives Traction To RFID
Commentary  |  11/2/2004  | 
RFID was a suspect technology -- until people started getting real about analyzing the data it will generate.
What Is Open Source?
Commentary  |  11/2/2004  | 
As the controversy over open-source software drags on, I thought it might be helpful to take a step back and explain what open source is and how it works. Open source programming is much more organized than its name and image convey. The open source community actually consists of hundreds of thousands of programmers worldwide who sign up to work on different projects. Their ideas and their own coding prowess are their passports to any project. If the project has already been established, the pro
E-Voting? From Electronic Pads to Felt-tip Pens
Commentary  |  11/2/2004  | 
The security and integrity of electronic voting machines has been put into question during the past two years, and within the next day or so we'll learn if the new touch-screen voting contraptions prove troublesome or helpful. What's been your high-tech (or low-tech) voting-technology experience? Here's a sampling from InformationWeek editors around the country today.
Outsourced Subways
Commentary  |  11/2/2004  | 
As a New York City straphanger faced with ever increasing fares I'd like to familiarize officials at the Metropolitan Transporation Authority with the concept of HR outsourcing.
Ballmer's Linux Blind Spot
Commentary  |  11/1/2004  | 
Is Microsoft's CEO blowing his chance to turn Open Source from a mortal threat into a major business opportunity?
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