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Don't Wait Till It's Too Late

All too often we fail to keep our priorities straight ("A Thanksgiving Kiss To Our Reader-Partners," Nov. 15). Countless late nights, missed dinners, and precious moments in our kids' growing up. Too soon they're older, too late we're smarter. It's then that all too many of us realize what we missed.

Russ Sherrill Senior VP
Middlesex Savings Bank
Natick, Mass.


Beyond Cost Savings

This article gives the impression that IT-staff training costs offset the cost benefits of using open-source systems such as Linux ("In Search Of Open-Source Experts," Nov. 8). This may be true, but it's not a Linux or open-source deficiency. Judging open source simply on cost savings is looking at only one aspect. The freedom to choose and the opportunity to know what the code does is unparalleled in proprietary systems.

David Krings Software Support Engineer
Locknetics
Forestville, Conn.


Unfair Example

A free market means a marketplace with little state or governmental control, in which most businesses won't be state owned ("Outsourcing Has A Place In Business," Oct. 25). China isn't even close to a free market. It's a sham to try and defend outsourcing if the markets aren't on equal footing.

Richard Gonzales IT Director
Mountain States Employers Council
Denver


Corrections

  • In "Intel Grooms Itanium 2 For Unix Showdown," Madison's on-chip memory is 9 Mbytes (Nov. 15).

  • In "Embracing Storage," Microsoft Data Protection Server is a separate product that runs on top of Windows and will be available next year. Jeff Price is a senior director in the Windows Server Division (Nov. 15).

  • The graphic in "TV's Election Perk: 3-D Map" was created by CBS (Nov. 8).

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