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11/01/12

Can you see the third platform from this fork in the road?

Are we at a fork in the IT road? A few decades ago, the industry was faced with the choice between the mainframe model of computing and the PC model. We know who won that one. Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at...

03/10/11

Three Digital Azbees for Computerworld bloggers

Computerworld bloggers did a great job at yesterday's Digital Azbee Awards. We placed in three out of three categories! Congratulations!! Blog -- How-To/Tips/Service -- Gold Defensive Computing by Michael Horowitz Blog - General...

11/18/10

Fight Twitter spam: Join #BlockMonday

The topic of the week is Twitter spam. Mashable's talking about it. Brian Krebs is talking about Mashable talking about. New England Cable News is talking about Brian Krebs talking ... well, you get the point.What they're all...

08/20/09

SharePoint professionals share canned goods

SharePoint Saturday DC is collecting canned goods for donation to charities in the northern Virigina area. The organization is sponsoring an event on May 2 for developers, architects and anyone else who is interested in SharePoint....

04/24/09

Hardship discount for Deep Agile conference

Imagine, if you will, a person who has been laid off. I hope it's hard, but try. Just for a moment. Imagine this person is an agile developer. Imagine that this person has an interest in embedded systems. Imagine this person in...

04/22/09

Glass houses and content aggregation

Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, calls those who aggregate others' content "parasites or tech tapeworms in the intestines of the internet," according to a report in the...

04/08/09

Apple Ink wins 2009 Neal Award

Congratulations to Seth Weintraub on his win of this year's Best blog at yesterday's Neal Awards. The judges mentioned the excellent use of video as one reason, among many, for the honor. I bet they loved the video of Seth...

03/20/09

Digg: Kudos to Kevin

FastCompany's Saabira Chaudhuri is in the midst of a dust up in the social networking world. She recently authored a who's who of women in Web 2.0. I liked it so much that I submitted it to Mixx, one of the many sites where...

11/15/08

Digg: banning the best of 'em

What if you created a community and everyone came? What if you told them to create networks and they did? What if your community was so successful that it started to do as it pleased? Would you step in and ban those who were most...

10/23/08

That begs a semicolon

As an editor, I have an interest in some fine points of grammar that I'm sure don't interest others. For example, when should one use a semicolon? Answer: Depends. If you're writing in most programming languages, at the end of a...

09/05/08

iPhone and Yahoo. Yahoo!

It wasn't easy, but I'm okay with my iPhone now. After finally getting it to remember that it was a phone rather than a brick, I managed to manually push all of my music, podcasts, videos to it. I got my contact info to update,...

07/22/08

Others get iPhone 3G. I get iBrick 2

Was Apple trying to compete with Firefox's record downloads? If so, they're failing badly. Some people are out standing in line trying to buy the new iPhone 3G. Me. I just want to upgrade my boring, old (6.5 months already -- my...

07/11/08

What is wrong at Digg?

I spend a fair amount of time at Digg. Recently the general slowness, occasional downtime, and numerous errors are starting to push me toward other sites. In the last few minutes, I gotten this twice -- one when I first tried to...

04/07/08

Computerworld Blogs win 2008 Neal Award

Computerworld.com swept the online portion of the Neal Awards at the ceremony last Friday in New York. Category 11: Best Web SiteCategory 12: Best Online Article or Series for A Week of LeopardCategory 13: Best BlogCongratulations...

03/16/08

IT is sexy?

Viviane Reding, the European Union's information society commissioner, thinks she has a way to help make up for a projected shortage of IT workers according to IDG News Service. "We have to convince young women that [Information and...

03/13/08

Computing while driving

Cell phones, laptops, TVs. Drivers shouldn't be using them while driving. Forget slowing down traffic, bad as that may be. A runner up for the 2007 Darwin Award was apparently using his laptop while driving. The article cites a...

01/13/08

Open wireless. Oh my.

I have an open wireless at my house. Now I learn what good company I'm in. If it's good enough for Bruce Schneier, it's good enough for me. Our reasoning is a little different, though, and his is easier to use. Whenever I talk...

01/10/08

Cell phones slow traffic: Shut up and drive

I'm often frustrated by drivers who are incapable of talking on the phone and keeping their foot on the pedal all at the same time. Turns out, I'm not the only one to notice this phenomenon. Some grad students and professors at the...

01/03/08

iTunes U: Philosophy is #1

The first place in the iTunes U Top Download list is a lecture by Hubert Dreyfus, professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley. The lecture, "Introduction: What is Existentialism?" is from his Spring 2006 course on existentialism in...

12/19/07

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