Mobility Archives - Page 264

2 to the 13,466,917th power minus 1

When most people leave their computers on for more than a month, they are rewarded with an increase in their Hydro bill. Michael Cameron got a world record.The 20-year-old student from Owen Sound,

Published on: December 13th, 2001 Shane Schick

Another one out of the PARC

One of the highlights of the Toronto theatre season this fall was the Canadian premiere of Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Angile. The story involves a fictional meeting between the French painter

Published on: December 12th, 2001 Shane Schick

Design of a decade

When he's hard at work developing the next generation of the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee uses two 21-inch monitors attached to either an HP Vectra running NT or an HP712/80 running NeXTStep . At

Published on: December 11th, 2001 Shane Schick

Family feud

I looked on Sympatico's Canada 411 site. I tried the new Superpages directory. I even looked at U.S. telephone listings, but as far as I can tell, there is no man or woman

Published on: December 10th, 2001 Shane Schick

Knucklehead security lets the backbone slide

In the tech press, certain topics tend to generate reader feedback.Writing about Linux, pornography, spam or security are all sure-fire ways to find out if anyone out there actually notices the work you

Published on: December 7th, 2001 John Saunders

Letters to the editor

I look after IT initiatives for our organization and I can't begin to tell you what a great tool your daily ITbusiness.ca update is. I find the stories well-written - a perfect balance

Published on: December 7th, 2001 Readers

Infecting the hand that feeds them

I keep a mental file called the "You’d Think File."It’s filled with Darwin Awards-type things people do. For example, you’re waiting in line at airport security and the person in front of you

Published on: December 7th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

A knight’s tale

In moments of great danger you hope and pray that a white knight will come to rescue you. But when you're the white knight, who's left to come galloping in and save the

Published on: December 6th, 2001 Shane Schick

Service with a snarl

If only a human being was easy to upgrade as an operating system.Maybe then we would stop hearing the outsourcing firms explain that IT service management (ITSM) is human problem, rather than a

Published on: December 5th, 2001 Shane Schick

Curious, George?

You'd think George Radwanski would be getting tired of singing for his supper. And lunch. And breakfast.There he was, at 8:45 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, fighting off the flu while giving the

Published on: December 4th, 2001 Shane Schick

Kamen island

The film is animated in black and white. The scene is an empty room, save for an upright scooter driven by a young woman. We'll call her Ginger. After a few perfunctory shakes,

Published on: December 3rd, 2001 Shane Schick

Brave New OpenWorld

Two years ago, in the middle of his keynote speech at OpenWorld in Los Angeles, Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison wanted to read something to the audience. He hesitated for a moment, and

Published on: November 30th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: IT's angry young man (Nov. 26)What is more interesting about your Russell Smith/Joan Didion comments is the age of the two writers. I doubt it was your intent, but you make it

Published on: November 30th, 2001 Readers

They call me MISTER Webb!

We love our e-mail.According to a recent AOL/RoperASW survey, Canadians check their e-mail more often than they brush their teeth (which, hopefully, says more about our e-mail habits than our hygiene). For a

Published on: November 30th, 2001 Dave Webb

Innovation as an art form

If Leonardo da Vinci were alive today, but he could probably talk his way into a job at Nortel.The Renaissance master knew all about difficult career searches, long before sites like Workopolis.com or

Published on: November 29th, 2001 Shane Schick