In his most recent column, Michael Kanellos has come up with a five-step method for coming up with conspiracy theories . He cites emotion as the source of all conspiracy theories: "When you get down to it, the industry is centered around logic but ruled by emotion.
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It's one thing to get a virus attached to an email, but what if your car got one -- and it decided to execute a funny little routine while you're cruising at 70 mph?
Katrina has taken a terrible toll in human life and devastated communities. In the aftermath of the disaster, recovery firms are helping getting business back online.
News.com's Marguerite Reardon has reported that Verizon Wireless is getting aggressive on mobile broadband by dropping the all-the-data-you-can-eat-per-month price on its high speed wireless broadband service from $80 per month to $60 per month.
For those of you anxious for Microsoft's next generation file system, Channel 9 has a one hour video on Win FS with lead developers via cinematographer/interviewer Robert Scoble. The Win FS team also has a blog.
I received an e-mail from Simon Romanski, director of information systems at Fulfillment America, asking about the nature of open source software and its intersection with commercialism. Open source software (the code) is free and open.
With summer almost over and things already picking up (I'm referring to Intel's Developer Forum taking place last week and Microsoft Professional Developer Conference coming up in two), I'm taking these last couple of week of summer to get ready for the Fall rush. Fall is always the busiest time of year for the technology business.
During a recent e-mail interview with Comcast spokesperson Jeanne Russo, I learned that the company is providing up to seven free copies each of McAfee's Viruscan, McAfee's Personal Firewall Plus, and McAfee's Privacy Service (for parental control and identity theft protection) to it's subscribers. The offer includes any updates as long as customers continue to subscribe to Comcast as their broadband Internet Service Provider.
As the summer winds down and I'm trying to beat the Fall rush of, well everything that goes with Fall, I've been trying to get my digital house in order and one of the items of my ToDo list has been to sort through all the services that my ISP (Comcast) has brought on-line over the past couple of years. Everything from separate e-mail accounts for everybody in the house to photo sharing to video mail.
If you use salesforce.com Enterprise or Developer edition, life just got easier.