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Uh oh. Has the zero-day exploit tipping point finally arrived?

By way of linkage from Doc Searls comes this tale of woe from Mike, an IT guy in the trenches who, up until now, felt as though he was doing a pretty good job beating back the bad guys from the networks and users that he supports.  Says Mike of the Windows installation he oversees: So, here it is in Mid-2005, we've got a continous stream of system patches, and a continous stream of virus definitions, most of our spam is gone, and we're behind a continously updated firewall.

August 19, 2005 by David Berlind


More standardization work on enterprise information flow

Worth noting: The Open Group (you remember them) this week spurred on work to add additional (and needed) standardization to the interoperability of different but semantically equivalent data. The San Francisco-based vendor-neutral organization is working to create a registry that holds descriptions and identifiers of the venerable Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF).

August 19, 2005 by Dana Gardner

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Listen to Dan and David spar on tech

In the first of what we hope to be many episodes of The Dan and David Show, Dan and David kill 11 1/2 minutes arguing about everything that's on the tech front burner as the sultry summer winds down.

August 18, 2005 by David Berlind


Akamai produces a zeitgeist meter

Near instantaneous feedback loops are one of the things we expected to see more of when the World Wide Web was a newbie. The Web offers true data capture on where people focus their attention and gives insight into how people behave online -- unlike other mediums where it's largely guesswork, after the fact.

August 18, 2005 by Dana Gardner

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AMD's Turion is for thin and light? Yeah right!

One sidebar to my last blog -- a discussion of Vista testing as well as a walk down memory lane -- was that when I decided to get an AMD 64-bit Turion-based notebook, my assumption was that I'd be able to find something in the 4-5 pound range.  After all, according to AMD's positioning of the Turion, the 64-bit capable mobile processor is positioned for the thin and light notebook market.

August 17, 2005 by David Berlind


Oh boy! Vista test system is due any minute now

After noticing how Doc Searls was doing a bit of reminiscing on his blog (warning, it takes you back to 1965), I realized that August 1995 -- exactly ten years ago -- is not a period of time I will soon forget.   On August 24 in that year, the computer industry witnessed what, up until that time, was the most anticipated and most lavishly marketed product launch of all time -- Microsoft Windows 95.

August 17, 2005 by David Berlind