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Thursday, September 15, 2011 22:09 PM

Obstructing Productivity Gains by Design

I need to look into this more. But it seems to me that the mismatch between the original purpose of the desk (the piece of office furniture) and its current use may be sapping productivity gains IT would o....

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 16:09 PM

Culturnomics 2.0: News For The Next Century

by Tim Moran Culturomics 2.0 is upon us, thanks to the power of supercomputing and the powerful brain of Kalev Leetaru, assistant director for Text and Digital Media Analytics at the Institute for Computin....

Monday, September 12, 2011 18:09 PM

Hackers Target Your Car

By Samuel Greengard I'm beginning to wonder if there's any technology that's unhackable, and anti-virus software giant McAfee warns that cars might be the next frontier. As automakers embed a growing tang....

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 18:09 PM

Information-Centric Business Computing

by Samuel Greengard Pervasive networking has changed the way we access and use information. IT departments long focused on getting crucial bits--documents, spreadsheets, presentations, whatever--to the ....

Monday, August 29, 2011 20:08 PM

Pondering the Dark Side of Technology

By Samuel Greengard In the 1982 sci-fi flick Tron, a hacker finds himself abducted into a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games. At the time, living inside a computer and rummaging arou....

Thursday, August 25, 2011 00:08 AM

When WikiLeaks Looks Like YOUR Problem

Just come to my attention: Some recent work by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society on DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. Their December 2010 Report (PDF) focuses on politically bas....

Monday, August 22, 2011 16:08 PM

No Parking, No IT

by Samuel Greengard Did you ever think about how incredibly inefficient it is to procure parking places and how much time and gasoline we waste doing so? We're stuck with a chaotic mess because the opera....

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 17:08 PM

Storage And The Da Vinci Code

By Tim Moran Preserving information for the long haul turns out to be a major challenge of the digital age, and we've covered a couple of perpetual storage concepts in recent posts. Now comes Millenniata....

Monday, August 15, 2011 15:08 PM

Service Economy Lacks Service

Samuel Greengard Self-service has morphed into no service. In the mid '90s, when the Web went commercial, it was a remarkable new channel for providing information and helping customers. Now it seems lik....

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 17:08 PM

Cloud Spawns New Business Line

by Tony Kontzer The homegrown software that served as a digital asset management system for VRX Studios, a commercial photography firm in Vancouver, B.C., was filled to bursting. Finding content among the....

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 17:08 PM

One Million Robots Vs All-Too-Human Workers

by Tim Moran Foxconn, the Taiwanese technology mammoth that makes components and assembles products for the likes of Apple, Sony, and Nokia, says it will replace some of its workers with one million robot....

Monday, August 01, 2011 17:08 PM

MSFT Sells One Egg At A Time

By Samuel Greengard Maybe I just don't understand the real world of product development, but when I glance at new software applications I often see all sorts of missing tools and features. It makes me won....

Monday, August 01, 2011 17:08 PM

Bitcoin of the Realm

Coin Of The Digital Realm by Tim Moran Like many people in these days of electronic commerce, you probably have your paycheck digitally deposited into your bank account every week, or two weeks, or whene....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 18:07 PM

10,000 Years of Brian Eno

by Tim Moran Got a minute? I'd like to tell you a short story about a long clock. A group called The Long Now Foundation is currently helping build a 10,000 Year Clock somewhere inside a mountain in the ....

Monday, July 25, 2011 15:07 PM

E-Book Babel

Samuel Greengard The demise of Border's Books couldn't have been a shock to anyone following the chain's ongoing financial troubles -- or the bookselling business in general. Amazon says that more than h....