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An outsourcer by any other name

Of the many novels which have won the United States' National Book Award, there are probably few IT people who have read William Gaddis' JR from 1975. It may have something to do

Published on: January 25th, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Red Hat's red-hot opportunity (Jan. 21)I think you are 100 per cent correct. They should hold onto their hat. If they (Red Hat and AOL) do move together, I believe the Red

Published on: January 25th, 2002 Readers

Farewell to Solaris on Intel, hello to Lintel

Technology workers, despite their zeal for all things new, are prone to bouts of nostalgia.Over the years, readers have confided in me their appreciation for the old System/3, or somesuch other minicomputer--punch cards

Published on: January 25th, 2002 John Saunders

Amazon answers the critics

Everyone carries around with them a selection of what I like to call ""cocktail facts.""These are easy-to-remember bits of trivia that are trotted out at cocktail parties when people feel the need to

Published on: January 24th, 2002 Shane Schick

Browser beware

When I wrote an editorial on Monday about the rumoured takeover of Red Hat Software by AOL Time Warner (rumours that look more implausible every day), a few of my colleagues offered some

Published on: January 23rd, 2002 Shane Schick

Lifestyles of the rich and digital

As the Lear jet touched down on my private runway outside the office this morning, I gobbled down the last of my Godiva chocolates and got ready for another busy day. It

Published on: January 22nd, 2002 Shane Schick

Red Hat’s red-hot opportunity

You almost never see the Fedora on Bob Young's head anymore. Whoever his colourful haberdasher was, he must have gone out of business, because at major industry events it's more often a ball

Published on: January 21st, 2002 Shane Schick

Nortel vs. the dirty last mile

It was a good news/bad news kinda quarter for Nortel Networks shareholders.The good news is that fourth quarter results for the network equipment manufacturer came in ahead of expectations announced in a December

Published on: January 18th, 2002 Dave Webb

Letters to the editor

Re: The making of a mad scientist (Jan. 17)Hilarious article, but one of your ""inventions"" (replace broken mice with stir sticks from local coffee shop) is not new: Back in 1980, while at

Published on: January 18th, 2002 Readers

Bill Gates’ new year’s resolution

I'm not a new year's resolution kind of guy -- never have been, never thought I would be.I resolved years ago not to view the start of a new year as a chance

Published on: January 18th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

The making of a mad scientist

There is a fine line between IT visionary and mad scientist, but Sheldon Zelitt isn't afraid to cross it.The former chief executive of Calgary-based VisuaLabs, who was deposed by the company's board of

Published on: January 17th, 2002 Shane Schick

Thanks! You’ve just proven that online advertising works

You could understand why someone mired in contentious standards development might call upon a higher power, but it's rare to hear someone connected to the IT industry invoke one publicly.According to published reports,

Published on: January 16th, 2002 Shane Schick

Captain Canada logs off

Brian Tobin has always felt at home with the Internet.In an interview with Technology in Government three years ago, the federal Minister of Industry said he routinely fought with his three children to

Published on: January 15th, 2002 Shane Schick

A beautiful nine

In Ron Howard's new film, A Beautiful Mind, Russell Crowe portrays mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., the Nobel-prize winning creator of game theory. The story shows how Nash was recruited by the United

Published on: January 14th, 2002 Shane Schick

The trouble with tubes

Steve Jobs likes to introduce new iMacs with an obit.When the first model was launched in 1998 and users got over the revolutionary colour of the machines, they suddenly noticed the lack of

Published on: January 11th, 2002 Shane Schick