Mobility Archives - Page 265

The multiplication of division

We spent a lot of time in the latter part of 1999 talking about the Y2K problem, but by the time the New Year's ball dropped in Times Square we'd stopped calling it

Published on: June 21st, 2002 Shane Schick

Tabula rasa

Sumit Agnihotry is not allowed to take a pad of paper into business meetings anymore.Under ""Terry's new law,"" he and the others at Acer America Corp. are only authorized to carry the TravelMate

Published on: June 19th, 2002 Shane Schick

Majority report

Tom Cruise had his eye on me. It bored into my soul with an unusual intensity, demanding my attention and daring me to look away. I didn't. I knew I was being summoned,

Published on: June 18th, 2002 Shane Schick

A telehealth check-up

They call the project ""Sweet Talk,"" but that's just sugarcoating it as far as I'm concerned.A research team at Dundee University in the United Kingdom is working on a plan whereby diabetic teenagers

Published on: June 17th, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Who are you calling a software engineer? (June 12)As a professional engineer and someone with over 20 years experience in software engineering, I happen to believe very strongly that the software industry

Published on: June 14th, 2002 Readers

When you wish upon StarOffice

Here we go again. The never-ending battle of the titans -- Sun Microsystems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. -- entered a new phase recently as Sun launched the latest version of its desktop productivity

Published on: June 14th, 2002 John Saunders

When is a pink slip not a pink slip?

I'm going to offer you three headlines. You tell me which one doesn't belong. All are dated June 13:""Union opposes downsizing at Telus"" -- from the Telecommunication Workers' Union (TWU).""Telus reaffirms commitment to

Published on: June 14th, 2002 Shane Schick

The memorabilia of failure

I want the Slam Man punching bag. I definitely have dibs on that punching bag. Unfortunately, I can't actually fly out to Menlo Park, Calif., where the auctioning of's office equipment and

Published on: June 13th, 2002 Shane Schick

Thank God it’s Monday

It will take much longer than a week to get over Monday.No, not the day itself -- we all manage to muddle through those. I'm talking about Monday, as in the name PricewaterhouseCoopers

Published on: June 11th, 2002 Shane Schick

Brave New World Revisited (again)

Forget about Big Brother for a moment, if that's possible. There are other things to worry about.By now, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World should have eclipsed George Orwell's 1984 as the novel which

Published on: June 10th, 2002 Shane Schick

Hasso on my mind

ORLANDO — John Mellencamp was good, but didn’t look like he was enjoying himself much. Ray Charles sang Georgia On My Mind, so I can’t complain. But consider the entertainment at SAP’s annual

Published on: June 7th, 2002 Dave Webb

Those were the days

It's a cliche, but one worth remembering: timing is everything.Take the land rushes in the United States in the late 1800s. Thousands of people racing to claim a plot of land to start

Published on: June 7th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Letters to the editor

Re: It takes all sizes (June 5)I am on the edge of things in information technology, and value Statscan across many subject areas. In any sector of the Canadian economy, most market specialists

Published on: June 7th, 2002 Readers

It takes all sizes

There are a few inside jokes and catch phrases you can't use anymore. Let's go over a few of them:It is no longer funny to scream ""Wassssaap!"" to greet a colleague at Comdex

Published on: June 6th, 2002 Shane Schick

Dell’s print job

I'm no Jedi knight, but even I know you can't put a galactic war on hold just to launch a few printers.It seemed even earlier than 8:00 a.m. when a group of colleagues

Published on: June 4th, 2002 Shane Schick