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Media 54, where are you?

I hate to toot my own horn, but I am one of the world's best passengers.Just give me a lift sometime (say, from my apartment in downtown Toronto to the boonies where most

Published on: April 18th, 2002 Shane Schick

In defence of the DND

Defence Minister Art Eggleton must wish he had a satellite phone right now, even though there's probably no one in the world he could call for help.There will be little sympathy for the

Published on: April 17th, 2002 Shane Schick

Don’t cry for hackers, Argentina

You hate the legal system. You lash out against it, in what many would consider a criminal manner. You are caught. And then, suddenly, all is forgiven. This was the bizarre story that

Published on: April 16th, 2002 Shane Schick

What about Bob?

Bob, we hardly knew ya. But that doesn't mean we don't need ya.He popped up on computer screens in 1995 as one of Microsoft's first attempts to personalize the PC, with a smiley

Published on: April 15th, 2002 Shane Schick

Lying on the shoulders of giants

In this business, things are often not exactly as they seem.A Calgary company on a mission to create seamless tiling for flat screen monitors once demoed what was supposed a four monitor array.

Published on: April 12th, 2002 Dave Webb

Letters to the editor – The low-hanging fruit (April 8)

Re: The low-hanging fruit (April 8) I was one of the first people to use a BlackBerry. In fact, I was on a trial program for the first six months. When the trial

Published on: April 12th, 2002 Readers

Hammer won’t hurt ’em

Memo to Advanced Micro Devices: Hold on to your Hammer. The processor company has reportedly spent a lot of time at the United States Patent and Trademark Office this week, filing potential names

Published on: April 12th, 2002 Shane Schick

Digital persona non grata

You're visiting MySite. Reading MyEditorial. Taking in MyOpinions. I am under no illusions, however, that any of it is ""mine.""Of course, the ""my"" is supposed to apply to you, the reader, not to

Published on: April 11th, 2002 Shane Schick

And the Project goes to…

Dave Barrett is trying to make his welcoming remarks at ProjectWorld 2002 in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. He blathers on about the growing importance of project management in the enterprise, sending many

Published on: April 10th, 2002 Shane Schick

Filibusted!

Everyone waiting for the outcome of the Hewlett-Packard shareholders' vote on its plan to merge with Compaq should pull up a chair. A nice, big, comfortable chair.It was to be expected that HP

Published on: April 9th, 2002 Shane Schick

The low-hanging fruit

There are five categories that run across the top of Research In Motion's homepage. They include ""Company,"" ""Products,"" ""Investors,"" ""Careers"" and ""News."" It may exist somewhere deep within the site, but a page

Published on: April 8th, 2002 Shane Schick

Goofing off 101

This past week, stories about Scouts Canada's ""investing crest"" appeared all over the news. You're never too young to learn about RRSPs, I guess, but there's another story here, as yet untold (at

Published on: April 5th, 2002 John Saunders

Place your bets

We snickered when we heard the pitch. Everybody snickered.How could you not? It was a media briefing for a startup called EquityEngine.com, held in hotel in downtown Toronto. It was the year 2000,

Published on: April 5th, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: High-tech companies hot and bothered by old tax law (April 4) I read with interest your story with regards to Ontario PST in high tech. There is a similar story in BC

Published on: April 5th, 2002 Readers

A heartbreaking portal of staggering genius

When ITBusiness.ca stumbled into existence on March 30, 2001, I immediately sent around an e-mail to our entire staff. ""The site's up,"" I wrote. ""Now let's get the hell out of here.""We were

Published on: April 1st, 2002 Shane Schick