Mobility Archives - Page 264

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, 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 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

Letters to the editor

Re: Spam fears can't stop e-mail marketing momentum (March 27)I don't know anyone who likes spam. The stuff is annoying and costs our company a lot of my time to handle. And of

Published on: March 28th, 2002 Readers

Parallel universe

If Hallmark carried a category for IT industry milestones, there would have been a lot of birthday cards passed around last year. IBM's PC turned 20. E-mail turned 10; so did Linux. We've

Published on: March 28th, 2002 Shane Schick


I hold in my right hand something called a Teepaq. It's a small, stamped metal case containing a number of golf accessories -- tees, a divot repair tool, etc. Not very tech-related, I

Published on: March 28th, 2002 Dave Webb

Disc jockeying

We don't talk about the laser disc player around my father anymore.There it sits, in the middle of Mom and Dad's living room, a tombstone for a format that never took off. He

Published on: March 27th, 2002 Shane Schick

SAS’s secret

There was no piano player. I expected a piano player.The story goes that someone is permanently employed to tickle the ivories at the Cary, N.C. headquarters of the SAS Institute. This is just

Published on: March 26th, 2002 Shane Schick

Suffer the children

A few months ago, in the Web lounge of a Chapters store in Toronto, I watched an angry young woman hop off her stool and frantically signal an employee for help. She had

Published on: March 25th, 2002 Shane Schick

Hitting the messenger

I used to work with a guy who really hated the office printer. And the fax machine. And the photocopier. More often than not, you'd hear him screaming at some poor piece of

Published on: March 22nd, 2002 John Saunders

Letters to the editor

Re: The perplexing cost of multiplexing (March 21)Great editorial. Tactics like this (whether Oracle or Microsoft) give me a knot in the pit of my stomach.Mark VarleyRe: Ottawa firms ignore R&D tax credit

Published on: March 22nd, 2002 Readers

Stone, unturned

You've heard of the new New Economy -- well, this is the new New Novell.Just over a year ago, Novell attempted to reinvent itself as a solutions-driven company when it bought consulting firm

Published on: March 22nd, 2002 Neil Sutton

The perplexing cost of multiplexing

It's hard enough to keep up with the industry's complex technical jargon, but for some reason software companies like to make matters worse by introducing a whole new vocabulary to discuss the pricing

Published on: March 21st, 2002 Shane Schick