I bought my first car 10 years after I got my license and 10 years after I last drove a car. So believe me when I say the car dealer almost didn't get in for the test-drive after I told him this would be the first time I had driven in a decade.
By The Way
An offbeat look at how life and social issues link back to the tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. In her B.T.W blog, she takes an offbeat look at issues about life and finds a connection to the tech and business landscape. Eileen is senior editor at ZDNet Asia, where she oversees the business tech news site.
A friend once asked me how I knew right from wrong when I didn't subscribe to any religion. Without a religious doctrine to guide me, he wondered what I used as a moral and social yardstick to coexist harmoniously with others in society.
Pretty much a good-looking but useless deadweight, I would say.These days, the same can be said for mobile phones that aren't supported by a strong apps ecosystem.
When the going gets tough, IT gets going...out the door, that is.
For singer John Mayer, he probably decided it was time to do so this week when he deleted his Twitter account, leaving behind 3.7 million followers.
As a single living in Singapore, you can't buy a government-subsidized flat until you hit 35. Even then, you're permitted to purchase only second-hand flats and not newly-built ones from the housing board authorities, which are typically cheaper.
Oracle buys Sun Microsystems and now Intel buys McAfee.News broke here last night that Intel will acquire McAfee for close to US$7.
Ok, that was a cheap pun, not to mention tacky, but I couldn't help myself and I bet neither could many in the industry after news broke last weekend that Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd had resigned, following allegations that he had misreported company expenses to hide payments made to a female marketing contractor. HP stock took a dive when the markets resumed trading Monday, dipping 7 percent to US$39.
I was listening to Alanis Morissette sing with much angst in my car the other night when it struck me that the IT world is fraught with irony.Take the recent DBS Bank fiasco, for example, banks and most financial services providers typically load their IT infrastructure with layers after layers of redundancies.
Ever visited retail sites which seem to be able to recommend items that are amazingly true to your likes and preferences?Shopping at sites like Amazon.