Mobility Archives - Page 277

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 or

Published on: November 29th, 2001 Shane Schick

Analyze this

All this industry wants for Christmas (or Hanukkah) is some good news. On Wednesday, an Accenture survey offered some. IT spending will rise, it says. Enterprises will outsource. Customer relationship management, enterprise resource

Published on: November 28th, 2001 Shane Schick

The Palm that rocks the cradle

And we thought Rogers@Home was bad.A fond goodbye and good luck to anyone who sends or receives messages via a account. Their service provider, Palm, has announced it is cutting them off

Published on: November 27th, 2001 Shane Schick

IT’s angry young man

Give a guy a column and eventually he'll start making a big fuss over things he knows little about.No, I am not talking about myself.In the Weekend Review section of this past Saturday's

Published on: November 26th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: No one @Home (Nov. 21) Your article on the @Home story really hits home, pun intended.After receiving four e-mails on how important it was to change over our e-mail address to reflect

Published on: November 23rd, 2001 Readers

Inspecting gadgets

Ever since I was a kid, I've been interested in electronic devices.I remember opening up my table-top PacMan game, curious to see its inner workings, although I never really figured them out. (I

Published on: November 23rd, 2001 John Saunders

Deus ex machina

I keep trying to imagine the subject line. "News from His Holiness," perhaps. "An apology from the Catholic Church." If he was in a whimsical mood, "Oh my God, You've got mail!"It was

Published on: November 23rd, 2001 Shane Schick