The other day, via CNET Networks' internal email system, fellow ZDNet blogger and TechRepublic technical director George Ou sounded an alarm about an urgent online banking issue he came across on the Web site for the SANS Institute. It probably didn't get the attention it should have.
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BEA Workshop Business Unit veep Bill Roth takes a long walk down JavaOne memory lane (describing every year of the event since 1996). Feigning to pull no punches (BEA is a sponsor of JavaOne), Roth tries to capture the essence of each year's event with catchy headlines like Mobile Java (again), and "When in doubt, rename it again.
Joe McKendrick points to a post by Tim Bray where answers the question "What do you think we should do about SOA?" The context is a Rails conference.
This week, Intel headed into slightly uncharted waters when it announced a new brand for its business desktops call called vPro. The company also took such a terrible tumble on Wall Street that it has announced a major restructuring.
Worth reading: Ross Mayfield has come up with a way to deconstruct the concept of participation, peeling it back so that is has some granularity. Not all participants participate with an equal level of engagement, as illustrated in the Power Law of Participation Ross came up, below.
Binghamton University researchers have come up with a way link digital images to the camera that took the pictures and to detect forged images. The technology can be applied to prosecuting child pornographers.
This week on The Dan & David Show, we debate whether the Jonathan Schwartz era at Sun will be any different than the McNealy era. Since the former CEO and new CEO claim that they can finish each others sentences, it's hard to imagine any major shifts.
I ran into Grouper Networks CEO Josh Felser and Director of Business Development Scot Gensler today. Grouper (PC Mag review here) is number two, behind YouTube, among the fast growing, new crop of video sharing and tagging sites, according to Felser.
In reading about how Microsoft mistakenly cut and pasted the system requirements (66 MHz/486) for Internet Explorer 6 into the system requirements for Internet Explorer 7, ZDNet reader Erik Engbrecht writes: I wonder how many other errors were cut & pasted from IE6 to IE7......
When Microsoft's Internet Plaforms and Security marketing director Gary Schare indicated that a misleading typo on Microsoft's Web site (discovered by a ZDNet reader) would be corrected within hours of his reception of my email about the snafu, the first word that came to my mind was "nimble." I thought, here's a vendor that practices what it preaches.