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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ETech summary, day 2

This morning's events were geared more to the social side of emerging technology. Neil Gershenfeld, the Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT spoke about giving people in developing countries the means of fabricating things as a means of economic development (see Chris Jablonski's write-up as well).

March 16, 2005 by Phil Windley

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ETech summary, day 1

ETech has lived up to its reputation for delivering new and interesting ideas. The morning was filled with short lightening talks (what O'Reilly calls "higher order bits) by some of the people making technology, including a talk by Danny Hillis on Applied Minds and an announcement of a new search platform, called A9, from Amazon.

March 15, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Report from ETech: Atom and Car Hacking

I'm in San Diego at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology conference this week, and I'll be popping in here with reports from time to time. Today I went to a tutorial on RSS and Atom by Ben Hammersley.

March 14, 2005 by Phil Windley

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The Broadband wars need recruits

If you lived in Orem, Utah, a town of nearly 100,000 people south of Salt Lake, you'd be able to sign up for 10Mbs symmetric broadband service from a small, local ISP, MSTAR. How did this little ISP pull off this feat?

March 8, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Putting custom back in customer

A Customer interaction hub (CIH) is an integrated system that supports the customer touchpoints, such as pre-sales portals, customer service, and even warranty work, in a coordinated way.

February 28, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Seeing the News Differently

Once a month, I host a breakfast for anyone who bothers to show up and we sit around and discuss technology. I call it the CTO Breakfast because I want it to be fairly technical and I like a product, rather than an IT focus.

February 24, 2005 by Phil Windley

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You can never be too rich or too thin

In order to sell Longhorn when it launches, Microsoft has been trying to convince everyone of the importance of rich clients. Microsoft will lose its lock on the operating system if the only thing that people run on them are browsers.

February 22, 2005 by Phil Windley

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What price, Real ID?

Declan McCullagh has a detailed piece on the Real ID legislation that just passed the US House. The legislation would effectively force the States to meet certain requirements if they expect their driver's licenses to be used as IDs for federal purposes--like getting on an airplane.

February 14, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Going After Phishers

You've no doubt been the target of phishing scams--those e-mails that claim there's some kind of problem with one of your accounts somewhere. When you click through to a legitimate-looking Web site, you're asked for personal information that can then be used by the phishers for various nefarious purposes.

February 14, 2005 by Phil Windley

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