In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Picture This: There's Life Outside IT
2. Today's Top Story
- Opinion: High-Definition VideoBad For Consumers, Bad For Hollywood
3. Breaking News
- Microsoft Posts VML Patch Two Weeks Early
- Intel To Land First Blow In Quad-Core Fight With AMD
- IBM Seeks Dismissal Of SCO Lawsuit
- Intel Launches $1 Million PC Design Challenge
- Mozilla Releases Firefox 2.0 RC1
- Microsoft's Spin-Off Social Network Site Debuts
- Tech Job Growth Strong: Study
- Corporate Criminals Ebbers, Fastow Pay Stiff Price
- New Technology Could Nip DVD Format War In The Bud
- SAP Completes On-Demand CRM Application Lineup
- Demo Report: Internet Consumer Technologies Creeping Into Enterprise Software
4. Grab Bag: Small, Mobile PCs
- Pour Your PC Into Your Pocket (SiliconValley.com)
- SanDisk Compact Flash Hits 16 Gbytes (CNET Reviews)
5. In Depth: Managing Data And Privacy
- GE Says Laptop With Data On 50,000 Staffers Stolen
- Bill Would Require U.S. Agencies To Disclose Theft Of Sensitive Data
- Congressman Says Senate Phone Privacy Bill Not Strong Enough
- Poll: Online Transaction Gaffes Push Users Into Rivals' Arms
- Commerce Dept. Reports 1,137 Lost Computers
6. Voice Of Authority: Greatest Software Ever Written, Revisited
- 'Greatest Software' Story Triggers An Outpouring Of Recollections
7. White Papers: Customer Service
- 5 Reasons Why Proactive Customer Care Means Customer Loyalty
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1. Editor's Note: Picture This: There's Life Outside IT
The stereotypical IT person spends the bulk of his or her time holed up in a cubicle, banging away at a keyboard and staring at a computer screen, drinking caffeinated drinks all day long and wearing a pocket protector. As you know (far better than me), this stereotype, like many, isn't broadly accurate. It's not your average IT guy or gal.
You have a range of outside interests, passions that go beyond technology, and family lives that are likely more important to you than what you do for a living. I was reminded of these facts when I recently received the space shuttle launch photos on this page from reader Thomas Neudenberger. While Thomas sent several photos, I selected those that I think you'll find most compelling. A couple are breathtaking.
We got to thinking that you're a large, diverse community with access to lots of interesting events, people, and places. So why not share some of your experiences with fellow readers, as Thomas has done? I'm asking that you send photos or links to photos you've taken that you think would have wide appeal to other readers who make their living in the technology world, but have many outside interests. Let's take a break from the technology that drives so much of our workdays and see how some of our peers like to spend their time outside of work.
We'll select the best photos, put them on the site with your name, company name (if you so desire), and a caption, then later ask you to vote on your favorites. Thanks to Thomas for jumping in with his photos and sparking this idea. We look forward to your submissions.
Microsoft Posts VML Patch Two Weeks Early
Microsoft issued a patch for a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that's been exploited for more than a week. It's only the second time this year that it has broken from its regular security update schedule.
IBM Seeks Dismissal Of SCO Lawsuit
IBM filed several requests for summary judgment with a U.S. District Court judge. Collectively, the filings amount to IBM asking the court to dismiss what remains of the case because of a lack of evidence and other factors.
New Technology Could Nip DVD Format War In The Bud
Britain-based New Medium Enterprises says it has solved a technical production problem that makes it possible to produce a cheap multiple-layer DVD disk containing one film in different, competing formats.
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