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Whom to believe?

In my usual job as editor of Computing Canada I recently received an e-mailed letter from a David P. Wheaton (dwheaton@telusplanet.net) containing the following cryptic message. "There seems to be some confusion. See

Published on: August 22nd, 2001 James Buchok

Is big brother in your address book?

Sooner rather than later, and whether we like it or not, organizations will have to confront the issue of e-mail monitoring. And to be honest, I’m not sure I have any easy answers

Published on: August 21st, 2001 Martin Slofstra

ITI’s hard lesson

Today ITI Education Corp. held a school assembly its students will never forget.The keynote speakers were not its staff of technology instructors but representatives from Ernst & Young Inc., the court-appointed receivers who

Published on: August 17th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to Editor

Re: Future Shop of horrors (Aug. 14)This sort of thing is inevitable. Unrestricted competition always leads to monopolies. This is not a tautological statement: just look around in any industry and you'll see

Published on: August 17th, 2001 Readers

Organizational solitudes hinder integration efforts

As in grammar exceptions, so too in the IT world -- "i" now comes after "e". Week after week, new reports emerge, outlining ways companies can integrate their tech infrastructures, their business processes

Published on: August 17th, 2001 John Saunders

To be or not to Be Inc.

Earlier today Palm announced it would purchase the assets of operating system developer Be Inc. for US$11 million -- a fire sale price compared to the US$200 million its chief executive, Jean-Louis Gassee

Published on: August 16th, 2001 Shane Schick

Athlon back at the starting gate

I was in Stratford to talk Shakespeare, not semiconductors, but sometimes there's just no escape. There I was two weeks ago, enjoying an expensive meal at Carter's Restaurant, when I heard tech talk

Published on: August 15th, 2001 Shane Schick

Future Shop of horrors

I liked the bookstore idea better.It seemed intriguing, earlier this year, when Future Shop stuck its big, corporate nose into the uncomfortable merger talks between Chapters and Indigo. Its bid for 100 per

Published on: August 14th, 2001 Shane Schick

Online kiddie porn creates blame game

I've been thinking a lot about pornography today.More specifically, I've been thinking about a new law passed in South Carolina that will require IT managers to report network users who send or receive

Published on: August 13th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

RE: Technically beautiful, marketing-challenged (Aug. 3, 2001)I lived there (Ottawa) for 6 years, 3 months and 14 days and with apology to Alan Fotheringham: IT is still the town of Civil Servants that

Published on: August 10th, 2001 Readers

IBM, the PC and me

As IBM blows out the birthday candles on behalf of its 20-year-old PC business, there are still plenty of people eager to stomp all over the cake. There have been several stories already

Published on: August 10th, 2001 Shane Schick

Yes Virginia, there really is a new economy

One prerequisite for an opinion column is an opinion. There are days when opinions are harder to come by than on others. On those days, there are a number of journalistic tactics that

Published on: August 10th, 2001 Dave Webb

Wanted: Iconoclasts

I can think of worse jobs than standing around in a full-body black leotard and a huge foam letter "X" or "P" wrapped around me. But not many. You have to pity them,

Published on: August 9th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

RE: Down and outsourcing (July 30, 2001)I enjoyed your article "down and outsourced" but couldn't help but wonder if you haven't gone over the edge.Skepticism good. Cynicism bad. Your writing in this article

Published on: August 3rd, 2001 Readers

Blame game leaves security questions unanswered

Now that the dreaded Code Red worm has apparently slowed to a wriggle, talk has turned to just how big a threat it was in the first place. Critics are fingering the beleaguered

Published on: August 3rd, 2001 John Saunders