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Missing In Action

Without naming names, pointing fingers, or detracting from the deserving companies that made the top 100 innovators, I think the list is more significant for who didn't make the cut and should have ("Measure Up, Or Move Out," Sept. 20, 2004). The wake-up call couldn't be much clearer.

Gordon Stuedler
President, Webmaster,, Miami

Hacker Rewarded

We now know not to purchase products from SecurePoint ("Hacker Accused Of Writing Sasser, Netsky Worms Hired By Firewall Vendor," Sept. 20, 2004). Here we have a confessed felon who caused billions of dollars in damage being rewarded by a "security" firm. Where is industry going to recover the billions of dollars of damage this miscreant caused?

Robert Grabowski
President, Technologist, Tifton, Ga.

RFID Adoption Lacking

You need to check your facts on RFID ("Companies Adopting RFID Despite Challenges, Survey Finds," Sept. 23, 2004). The feedback I and my partners get in the trenches of helping real supply-chain partners is that RFID isn't being adopted. The latest insight I received was that most of the Wal-Mart suppliers aren't deploying and are willing to take penalties from Wal-Mart as the cost is too high and there's no return for the supplier's business.

It would also be good to let companies know they can get the benefits today (incorrectly touted as requiring RFID) with a good strategy of tracking inventory and logistics into an appropriate solution.

Jon Kirkegaard
President, DCRA, Dallas

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