Re: Wanted: girls in IT (Feb. 27)

When boys do what boys want to do, and girls do what girls want to do: What is the problem?

I don’t see anyone complaining that there are

no women picking up my garbage every Thursday morning. Let it be, for goodness sake.

Ken West


Re: One to scroll on (Feb. 26)

Personally, I’d rather scroll down when reading an article or online marketing materials then deal with the “”nothing below the fold”” approach that puts everything on a new Web page. Scrolling is easier, faster (the rest of the page loads while you’re reading the start) and makes it easy to go back and re-read a section.

John Weisberg


Re: Microsoft acquires Virtual PC products from Connectix (Feb. 20)

And another PC product borrows from the dinosaur mainframe: virtual machines. When will our industry stop re-inventing the wheel and come out with new products that actually are new? One of the previous new and great ideas, thin clients, is nothing more than dumb terminals attached to a see-all, know-all server, which is exactly what the mainframe world was when PCs were invented! I bet all the recent university grads who bought into the idea of thin clients had no clue as to how old the idea actually is. And it is a sucker bet to assume it is any different with Virtual PC products. Welcome back to computing in the 1970s!

Howard Russo
Senior Software Developer
Keycorp Canada Inc.


Re: Canada Post battles ISV over intellectual property claim (Feb. 19)

It’s ridiculous that any organization should claim ownership of an English word with roots in Latin. Canada Post’s actions are akin to IBM siccing the lawyers on Fred’s Business Supplies or Microsoft complaining about Advanced Micro Devices. This reminds me of certain professional associations complaining about the use of the word engineer.

James Broen
I. M. technical services
W.C.B. Alberta


Re: Canada Post battles ISV over intellectual property claim (Feb. 19)

Perhaps the home inspection company Pillar-to-Post had better start looking over its shoulder next.

David Taylor


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