David Gewirtz

David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

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Should Copyright Office require IE? Web creator speaks up

At the beginning of August, the Copyright Office issued a request for comments on a small technical detail. It would be much easier for them, it seems, if their new system for preregistration of copyrights (a requirement under something called the Artists Rights and Theft Prevention Act, which, you may or may not be aware, makes the use of a video camera in a movie theater an imprisonable offense) could just support Internet Explorer 5.

August 25, 2005 by ZDNet


Get ready for surveillance technology

New York City is going to spend $212 million placing 1,000 video cameras and 3,000 motion sensors in the city's subways, bridges, and tunnels. Is it the best user of funds?

August 24, 2005 by Dan Farber


Slowly, telework making strides in DC suburb

Telework is making headway in Virginia's Loudon County, a suburb of Washington that suffers from major commuting gridlock. County officials are using software provided by the Telework Consortium to allow videoconferencing, digital whiteboards, and voice over IP.

August 24, 2005 by ZDNet


SF: "The city that can"

In an op-ed piece in the San Francisco Chronice called "Why Wi-Fi? Because we're the city that can," Adam Werbach, a member of the city's public utilities commission,  lays out the rationale for San Francisco's fast-track plan for getting municipal wireless: The entrance of the city into this world challenges the existing monopolies and will foster the competition necessary to provide universal high- speed, low-cost access.

August 24, 2005 by ZDNet


The future of the microprocessor

Microprocessor design hit a wall in the first half of this decade with Intel unable to deliver a 4gHz Pentium chip and IBM unable to deliver Apple a 3gHz PowerPC G5 chip or a G5 at any speed suitable for laptop computers. And so, at the Intel Developer's Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Paul Ottelini showed off the future of  microprocessing - the dual-core processor, which will allow a 10-fold increase in performance with lower power consumption.

August 24, 2005 by Richard Koman