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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

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

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

Letters to the editor

Re: Some assembly desired (Jan. 9)One of the important reasons that we buy Dell is that I like the experience. Dell has got it right, their Web site works, it's flexible for me

Published on: January 11th, 2002 Readers

Here’s to a boring year

Business as usual never sounded so good.After sloughing through various predictions for the coming year, I've noticed a certain lack of excitement about the prospects for the industry in 2002 -- and that's

Published on: January 11th, 2002 John Saunders

Memo to Microsoft

To: Brian Valentine, senior vice-president, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Corp.From: Shane Schick, editor, ITBusiness.caDate: Jan. 8, 2002Dear Brian,Forgive me for not sending this to your office, but given that your memos tend to find

Published on: January 8th, 2002 Shane Schick

Lord of the flies

The technology industry owes a lot to Seymour Benzer, but you won't see him looking for any credit: he's too busy with his fruit flies.Just as the hype around the Human Genome Project

Published on: January 7th, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Online banking surges for day-to-day transactions (Dec. 19)I really think you should explore the issue of online banking a little more. There is a big problem that is showing it's ugly head

Published on: December 20th, 2001 Reader

Document mismanagement

When Open Text made its $68.5 million bid for Accelio on Monday, the first thing I wondered was in what format the offer was documented, and how it was sent to Accelio. How

Published on: December 19th, 2001 Shane Schick

A technology association report card

If misery loves company, the technology industry must be one miserable bunch.It's easy to take our IT organizations for granted when the market is booming and entrepreneurs can create an empire with little

Published on: December 18th, 2001 Shane Schick