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Eileen Yu

Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently an independent business technology journalist and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 18 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored in Journalism at The University of Queensland, Australia, where she wrote an honours thesis titled: To Censor or Not: The Great Singapore Dilemma. In her By The Way blog, she covers industry developments in Singapore as well as other Asian markets, and enjoys pushing the line in her discussions about the impact of government regulations and policies.

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Learning to embrace Net without fear

Learning to embrace Net without fear

Like some others out there, I was terrified of the dark and avoided watching horror flicks growing up.But, as I matured and my adult mind learnt reason and rationale, I realized my fear of the dark was baseless and that those screaming bloodied actors were actually covered in prop blood and latex...

October 29, 2009 by in Hardware

In death do we digitally depart

In death do we digitally depart

My parents never really sat me down for that dreaded discussion about death, but I knew at an early age that life was infinitely finite, regardless of what or who you were. Death comes to all, and that includes your beloved pet terrapins, hamsters, dogs and of course, humans.

October 15, 2009 by in Government : Asia

Why tech should play like jazz

Why tech should play like jazz

Al Jarreau, considered one of this generation's greatest jazz vocalists, was in town this week for a one-night concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall, where the 69-year-old rallied the crowd with hits like We're In This Love Together, Mornin' and my personal favorite, Take Five.Jazz is a genre I've enjoyed for some years now--apart from Barry Manilow's music, of course--but it has not proven popular among my friends, so I've had to resort to attending some concerts alone--yes, sad, but true.

October 8, 2009 by in Tech & Work

Don't let profit-making weaken e-waste efforts

Don't let profit-making weaken e-waste efforts

I was at a local IT retail store last weekend, looking to buy a set of new ink cartridges for a multifunction printer (MFP) at home. The printer was given free with a purchase I made about two to three years ago, during a promotion at a mall.

September 3, 2009 by in Hardware

Not all employees are created equal

Not all employees are created equal

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."I read that famous line in George Orwell's Animal Farm when I was a child, so it wasn't until years later that I fully appreciated how accurately it reflected the real world.

August 20, 2009 by in Tech & Work

Credit cards trapped in archaic security era

Credit cards trapped in archaic security era

Some years back, after finishing a meal and calling for the bill, I handed my credit card to the waiter who returned soon after with the receipt and handed it over for me to sign. I promptly autographed it and gave the receipt back to him.

August 6, 2009 by in Singapore

Extending the job hunt to Web world

Extending the job hunt to Web world

Over the past month, I've been scouring resumes of job applicants and have yet to come across one that points me to a social network for more information on the candidate.Perhaps it's still too early for this generation of applicants, mostly in their late-20s and early-30s, to seriously consider Facebook or LinkedIn as a recruitment platform.

July 23, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

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