Larry Dignan

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Attention on the brain

Attention was the subject of the SDForum Search SIG tonight at AOL's Mountain View office. In fact, it's been the subject of attention and lively debate for the last few weeks, especially at the recent ETech to PC Forum conferences.

March 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Quote of the Day: Mark Cuban

If there can be a Photo of the Day in this blog, then why not a Quote of the Day?  On page 90 of this week's issue of Time Magazine is a quote of Mark Cuban saying:In the past, you had to memorize knowledge because there was a cost to finding it.

March 17, 2006 by David Berlind


Photo of the Day: Phil Wainewright visits SF

Photo of the day: ZDNet software-as-a-service and Loosely Coupled blogger Phil Wainewright visited me today in our San Francisco office. I told the Londoner that I was starting a new daily photo posting, and he's the first one....

March 16, 2006 by Dan Farber


SOA Initiation Patterns

I listened to Bret Dixon of BEA today at the SOA Executive Forum and came away with a bit of analysis that I found helpful. Bret characterized SOA initiation patterns in a 2x2 matrix where the X-axis measured SOA complexity and the y-axis measured business involvement.

March 16, 2006 by Phil Windley

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The applications of tomorrow

JP Rangaswami, the CIO at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein who has caught the blogging bug, continues to post further on his four pillars of  enterprise application architecture (publishing, search, fulfilment and conversation). From yesterday's post: Is it time to think about an Intention Market [channeling Doc Searls] for information?

March 16, 2006 by Dan Farber


Sun's software chief heads for Adobe

John Loiacono, the executive vice president for software at Sun, is leaving to join Abobe. He has spent most of his working career, nearly 20 years, at Sun, including stints as senior vice president of Sun's operating platforms group and chief marketing officer.

March 16, 2006 by Dan Farber


ThinkFree Online joins Web Office sweepstakes

After Google bought Writely, as if it legitimized the notion of a Web-based Office, the blogosphere is speculating about Google Office (there already is a GOffice from a small startup) and who will disrupt the Microsoft Office empire (see Richard MacManus' post on the Web Office). While I was at PC Forum, I got a preview of ThinkFree's new online Office suite from company CEO TJ Kang.

March 16, 2006 by Dan Farber

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DHS gets failing grade in cybersecurity

Enough said:  The Department of Homeland Security received an F (Failing) grade in cybersecurity from the House Government Reform Committee for the third year in a row. The Committee will likely give the Fed a D+ overall for its cybersecurity efforts.

March 16, 2006 by Dan Farber