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Latest Posts

The New Yorker looks into HPGate

Worth reading: James B. Stewart, most recently the author of DisneyWar, investigates HPGate, Hewlett-Packard's misguided pursuit of boardroom leakers, for the The New Yorker.

February 11, 2007 by Dan Farber


Sun's new mantra: Brutal efficiency at deep scale

At a recent meeting with analysts, Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos reiterated what has become the Jonathan Schwartz era strategy--to become the early 21st century version of the IBM mainframe (see Nick Carr's post on the topic).

February 10, 2007 by Dan Farber


Podcast: RSA, the Jobs letter, Intel's vPro and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the goings on at the RSA 2007 Conference, Apple CEO Steve Jobs' "Thoughts on Music" open letter to the world and to the record industry, Intel's vPro brand (which minimally includes a Core 2 Duo microprocessor, the Q965 chipset and Intel's 82566 Gigabit Ethernet technology), Windows Vista's outbound firewall issues and the cost of printer consumables.

February 9, 2007 by Dan Farber


Is someone not doing their homework at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation?

If you read a recent LA Times article the way I did, then it's apparently more difficult that it seems to do the world good without relying on a bit of evil. In what appears to be a deeply researched article by Times staff writer Charles Piller, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is exposed for seeking returns on its financial investments from institutions that could simultaneously be undermining the efficacy of its altruism.

February 9, 2007 by David Berlind