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Call me Internet News Overlord

The boring titles are back. When we reached that moment in 1999 and early 2000 when it seemed like anyone with a half-baked idea could start an Internet company, we also saw a

Published on: September 7th, 2001 Shane Schick

Hot flashes

At one point, there seemed to be no reason why the IT industry wouldn't spit out Sony's Memory Stick like the piece of gum it resembles. The company spent a lot of time

Published on: September 6th, 2001 Shane Schick

When Carly met Capellas

It was about 18 months ago, in Washington, D.C., and they were sitting next to each other at a public policy conference. At some point during the umpteenth presentation, Compaq CEO Michael Capellas

Published on: September 4th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

RE: Open source, closed networks (Aug. 29 2001)I've read several of your editorials for and generally find them to be provocative and well thought out. I was surprised, though, when I read

Published on: August 31st, 2001 Readers

IT’s long-term training plan

In the wake of ITI's collapse, there's been a lot of talk about the value of technology training. What troubles me, however, is the silence about long-term plans for training IT workers. How

Published on: August 31st, 2001 John Saunders

Telephony revolution on line two

I have heard the future, and it is speaking to me over a DSL line. It's all starting again, the excited buzz over the possibility that next generation DSL modems could come equipped

Published on: August 30th, 2001 Shane Schick

Open source, closed networks

Linus Torvalds has probably walked many miles in those Birkenstock sandals of his, but to some degree they are the reason the open source movement has failed to take some important steps forward.

Published on: August 29th, 2001 Shane Schick

Gigahertz grows up

It's up to you, Doug Cooper.You, and you alone, must convince people like me to convince customers everywhere that there is a reason to upgrade to the 2 GHz Pentium 4 that was

Published on: August 28th, 2001 Shane Schick

What I learned on my summer vacation

Taking last week off to recharge my batteries reminded me that for many IT companies, this was a summer that provided little time to rest. Between mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and downsizing, we've

Published on: August 27th, 2001 Shane Schick

Don’t expect huge PC comeback in 2002: Deloitte Consulting

Remember when your favourite team lost in the championship game and your dad, in an attempt to console you, said: "Wait until next year"?This has been the mantra for PC industry this year,

Published on: August 24th, 2001 Paolo Del Nibletto

Letters to the editor

RE: Is big brother in your address book? (21 Aug. 2001)Here we go again. Poor management by inadequate managers results in across-the-board practices that undermine workers. Good managers set performance targets with their

Published on: August 24th, 2001 Readers

The slippery slope toward . . . nationalization?

For those of you just returning from an extended vacation on Mars, there's been some trouble in the competitive local exchange carrier market.CLECs are demonstrating the shelf life of an open jar of

Published on: August 24th, 2001 Dave Webb

It’s time to take a bite out of cyber-crime

In a world without borders, who’s responsible for prosecuting cyber-criminals?The global nature of the Internet poses a challenge to governments and businesses alike – one that won’t be solved any time soon.Security is

Published on: August 23rd, 2001 Vawn Himmelsbach

Whom to believe?

In my usual job as editor of Computing Canada I recently received an e-mailed letter from a David P. Wheaton ( 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