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Open with a lawyer joke. . .

""Now the last time I stood in front of a crowd of 30-odd people and two lawyers, I was addressed as 'the defendant.'"" (Insert rim shot here.)I managed to suppress the lawyer humour

Published on: July 19th, 2002 Dave Webb

Letters to the editor

Re: Why can't we all just get along? (July 15)You hit the nail on the head your soft skills in IT series. I was an IT technical support analyst supporting a Workplace Safety

Published on: July 19th, 2002 Readers

Exit stage tech

On my way to work this morning, I nearly fell over at the sight of The Toronto Sun's front page. ""Stones Tragedy,"" read the headline, below which sat photos of paramedics and a

Published on: July 19th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

IT goes crazy for a sharp dressed man

When I first started working for, I learned there were actually impromptu seminars to teach reporters how to put on a tie.Such is the reputation of journalists: we're slobs. I was told

Published on: July 18th, 2002 Neil Sutton

High-speed wireless LAN Toronto cops’ new partner

The Toronto Police Service has taken another step forward in the implementation of a records management system that will make it easier to nab criminals while on the road, simplify the paperwork burden

Published on: July 18th, 2002 Kathleen Sibley

Bandwidth on the run

Vendors continue to develop new networking technologies, but the age-old question remains: what are we going to do with all of this bandwidth?Two hot topics at last week's Comdex Canada trade show in

Published on: July 17th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

What does it all mean? Part deux

This isn't just a Web site: it's a smartifact.That's right, it's an intelligent repository that dynamically changes as often as it's used. Though the jargon ""smartifact"" was coined by Marketing Management magazine three

Published on: July 16th, 2002 Shane Schick

Soft sell

Over the last two years a young woman who calls herself Pink managed to become a reasonably successful pop singer with a hit called ""Get This Party Started."" Her party had just begun,

Published on: July 15th, 2002 Shane Schick

Comdex as career fair

This year's Comdex struck me as particularly lean and mean. Attendance was down, but griping was up.Exhibitors kvetched about bum deals and weak turnouts, while visitors I spoke with complained about having to

Published on: July 12th, 2002 John Saunders

Letters to the editor

Re: Good toys, bad toys (July 10)I agree wholeheartedly with your take on gadgets and gizmos being an excellent marketing tool. The companies I remember most are the ones who give out useful

Published on: July 12th, 2002 Readers

It’s a small show after all

At least David Usher is getting some value out of Comdex Canada.Last year, the Toronto-based rock ‘n' roll singer opened for Sloan at the Ingram Micro party. This year he moved up in

Published on: July 11th, 2002 Shane Schick

Good toys, bad toys

I have not carried a lunchbox since about Grade 3, but four of them arrived on my desk last week, in several different colours.They were from eBay, and they contained an invitation to

Published on: July 10th, 2002 Shane Schick

All-in-one, but none for all

For years, the design of PC hardware has evolved towards a compact, all-in-one model whereby chassis melds with monitor, displays are flattened and become much more flexible than their cathode ray tube (CRT)

Published on: July 9th, 2002 Shane Schick

Down for the countdown

When disaster strikes, the world starts counting.The scandal over WorldCom's alleged accounting irregularities was barely a day old before more troubled firms came out of the woodwork. Xerox said it would be restating

Published on: July 8th, 2002 Shane Schick

Reasons to register

I usually experience a sudden surge in popularity as Comdex Canada draws near. Friends of mine who have a passing interest in computers ask me if I can get them passes for the

Published on: July 5th, 2002 Shane Schick