Mobility Archives - Page 264

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

Letters to the editor

Re: Rogers quietly slows down speeds (July 4)Please, please get them to explain how taking twice as long to download a file frees up bandwidth. The numbers just don't add up.Roger Craik Re:

Published on: July 5th, 2002 Readers

Opera tunes up

With all the noise AOL has been making this year in its battle against Microsoft's Internet Explorer, you'd never have known there was an Opera going on in the background.Opera Software this week

Published on: July 4th, 2002 Shane Schick

Legendary insecurity

In his epic poems about ancient Greece, the poet Homer vividly captured the spirit of war -- the endless battles, the manipulative leaders, the constantly changing strategies. If he were alive now, he'd

Published on: July 3rd, 2002 Shane Schick

Did you know its name was Simon?

Someone's got to speak up for Simon, and it's going to be me. Intel broke out the party hats Tuesday with news that the industry had sold the one billionth personal computer. According

Published on: July 2nd, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: No more teachers, no more books (June 25)I would like to add to your point of secondary sources. True, primary is better. For me whenever I take in information, I size up

Published on: June 28th, 2002 Readers

Source Guide 2.0

When you're launching a Web site, you've got to have priorities. Breaking news was my first priority. Now we've moving on to the second.Computer Dealer News began publishing a printed directory of key

Published on: June 28th, 2002 Shane Schick