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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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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As the Canopy Turns

As someone who'd been involved in Utah's high tech industry for a dozen years, I watched the founding and growth of Ray Noorda's Canopy Group with some interest and excitement. Before there were many VCs in Utah, Canopy was there, funding start-ups.

February 10, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Real-time augmented reality

Augmented reality systems essentially bring the special effects ofmovies into more practical uses. Maybe one of the simplest examples are thesystems that let you see what your house will look like with the paintscheme you've picked out.

February 7, 2005 by Phil Windley

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