IT Business Elsewhere: Roses are red, hackers are blue

IT Business Elsewhere is a look at interesting or unusual stories from around the globe.

What’s the meaning of this?

No one seems to be able to get the tone of e-mail down pat. This is why I almost fired a certain someone over the CAPS in his last snotty message. Sorry!

RFID for you and me

It’s true, the end of the world is nigh. When workers volunteer to have chips implanted under their skin so their bosses can monitor their every move, you know it’s game over.

The other brain drain
Globe and Mail

But why stop at implanted chips? Now your employer can just have your brain scanned to find out whether you really stole those paperclips or not.

Keats, Yeats, and, ummm… Jobs

Here’s some poetic justice for Mac hackers. Apple has embedded a line of verse in its latest OS X for anyone looking to crack the code.

Amazon revs up for rival music service
Wall Street Journal

Speaking of poetic justice, hey, iPod, can you say “end of an era?”

A worm in the Apple

Proving that it’s not just the hackers that love their Macs, virus writers have designed a tasty piece of malware just for OS X.

My colon’s ready for its close-up

To a gastroenterologist, the PillCam is “the sexiest technology available.” I can see that. Really.

Dig a hole to China
Globe and Mail>

A University of Toronto lab is working on a way to breach the great firewall of China and other nations where access to the Internet is restricted.


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