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 Paul McDougall

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Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in November 2005

EBay Hears And Sees No Evil, It Just Sells It

11/28/2005
Is eBay Adam Smith's perfect market, where prices are set by the honest interaction of buyers and sellers and everyone goes home happy--or is it simply the perfect vehicle for price gouging--and much, much worse? The short supply of Microsoft's Xbox 360 means the game system is now fetching up to $1,000 on eBay. Fair enough, if a gamester really can't wait a few more weeks to play the 360 version of Call of Duty 2 or NBA Live 06 then it's their money, right? Sure, but eBay's willingness to turn

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Virginia Governor Warner Opts for Onshore Outsourcing

11/15/2005
The state of Virginia seems to have found a unique way to procure IT services economically without sending the bulk of the work offshore. Under a deal that's worth up to $2 billion over the next ten years, Virginia has hired Northrop Grumman to provide mainframe, server, desktop maintenance and application development services. But there's a catch.

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Venezuelans Should Outsource Chavez

11/8/2005
Stop the presses: yet another demagogue who claims to be acting in the best interest of his people is in fact ensuring their continued deprivation and economic irrelevance in the global economy. This time, it's Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, whose efforts last week to torpedo a Free Trade Area of the Americas will go a long way toward guaranteeing that the technology diaspora that is slowly lifting country's like India and China will bypass Venezuela and other nations in Latin Americ

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