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Oh car driver, where art thou? (actually Big Brother knows)

Oh car driver, where art thou? (actually Big Brother knows)

In a commentary about the potential mandating of Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking devices in cars,  News.com's Declan McCullagh must have been gnashing his teeth when he wrote: Trust federal bureaucrats to take a good idea and transform it into a frightening proposal to track Americans wherever they drive....

December 6, 2005 by in Innovation

Is Sun's UltraSparc T1  the ' Terminator'?

Is Sun's UltraSparc T1 the ' Terminator'?

Sun has started shipping some systems based on its UltraSparc T1 processor (see the news story) with claims of "blowing away" industry standards for performance, setting seven world record benchmarks and delivering a five-fold performance increase at one-fifth the power consumer versus Dell, HP and IBM systems.  The 'T' in T1 technically stands for 'Throughput,' but from its marketing stance, Sun might as well call it the 'Terminator.

December 5, 2005 by in Oracle

IBM cites local employee base in appeal to Massachusetts Governor

IBM cites local employee base in appeal to Massachusetts Governor

For the record, I don't believe that Massachusetts' technology decisions should be based on the preferences of companies that have large points of presence (and thus many employees) in that state.  Technology choices should cross geographical boundaries and should be based on the technical (and legal) merits of the technology; not whether the contributors to it employ lots of local voters.

December 5, 2005 by in IBM

SNARFing email

SNARFing email

In a world where humans play an exception handling role, email has become the primary means that business processes (sometimes in the form of our co-workers) use to get our attention.  Build all the fancy workflow systems you want--email will still carry most of the workflow messages in your organization.

December 5, 2005 by in Collaboration

Can anti-offshoring legislation really help?

Can anti-offshoring legislation really help?

As a result of our government's attempts to keep nature from running its course, I have a new motto: The bigger they regulate, the harder they fall. I was reminded by this InfoWorld story that it isn't just the Federal government that's trying to use legislation to keep a lid on offshoring.

December 5, 2005 by in CXO

Intel 'Core' moving to 45 nanometer

Intel 'Core' moving to 45 nanometer

Worth reading: I heard little about Intel's processor roadmap from CEO Paul Otellini's appearance at the Churchill Club, but Tom's Hardware has a comprehensive overview of Intel's plans over the next few years, including a new naming convention (Core) and a move to 45-nanometer manufacturing.

December 4, 2005 by in Processors

Is a Baby Bell vs. free WiFi turf war interfering with Katrina recovery efforts?

Is a Baby Bell vs. free WiFi turf war interfering with Katrina recovery efforts?

Via Dan Gillmor and Dave Winer, the Washington Post has a story detailing how the New Orleans' plans to blanket the city with free WiFi may have stepped on enough of Bellsouth toes to cause the local Baby Bell to withdraw its offer to help the city's police department get back on its feet.  Says the Post story (see Angry BellSouth Withdrew Donation, New Orleans Says): ....

December 4, 2005 by in Networking

Intel's Otellini fields softballs at the Churchill Club

Intel's Otellini fields softballs at the Churchill Club

As my colleague David Berlind wrote in his post this morning, Intel has lost the high ground (performance benchmarks) to AMD in the expanding x64 processor world and is involved in a potentially explosive antitrust litigation with AMD. While AMD has picked up some significant market share, Intel is still cruising in terms of the volume lead.

December 2, 2005 by in Processors

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