Mobility Archives - Page 283

When the ties come off, the drinks go down

Everyone at this show needs to get a little more drunk.We need an IT manager who’s willing to put on the lampshade, a VAR who will play a little air guitar, some vendors

Published on: November 14th, 2001 Shane Schick

Gates casts a spell at Comdex opener

There is no better technique to win over an audience than an in-joke that appeals to their collective sense of superiority, and Bill Gates made sure he had one ready."You know, I try

Published on: November 12th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: IS ANY1 READNG THIS? (Nov. 08)North America has reasonably competitive prices for mobile telephone. The rest of the world, it seems, does not. SMS looks appealing only when its price is compared

Published on: November 9th, 2001 Readers

Comdex left holding the bag

This week at the Communications 2001 show, I decided to interview a developer about an important issue related to the carrier market. He had some great points to make, but then he popped

Published on: November 9th, 2001 Shane Schick


It's a wedding scene. The ceremony has just ended, the happy couple are lost in each other's embrace, friends and family are gathered around. In the foreground of the picture stands a crotchety-looking

Published on: November 8th, 2001 Shane Schick

A look back at the PC future that wasn’t

Many of the resellers and IT managers heading to Comdex Fall in Las Vegas, Nev. next week will be looking for what's new. Last year, several miles from the show floor, I got

Published on: November 7th, 2001 Shane Schick

Passport to trouble

Maybe they should start calling it Microsoft Pickpocket.Leave it to an open-source programmer to find a major security flaw in one of the most important components of the software giant's .Net strategy. We're

Published on: November 6th, 2001 Shane Schick


Some time in the distant future, we may look back on Nov. 5, 2001 as Giveaway Monday.Hewlett-Packard got the ball rolling on Sunday, when the company announced it was giving away its base

Published on: November 5th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Hardware failure may cost TD Canada Trust customers, analyst saysMan, you people are brutal. TD Canada Trust has one bad day, and you bite their heads off.It's true, we now expect access

Published on: November 2nd, 2001 Readers

Oops! They’re doing it again

The music publishing industry never rests when it comes to the hunt for violators of its sacred trust to preserve its profits (and, on occasion, throw a few pennies the way of the

Published on: November 2nd, 2001 Dave Webb

Sun also rises

I'm starting to get a Sun-burn, but it feels kind of good.Suddenly, they're everywhere: Scott McNealy and his band of anti-Microsoft supporters; Java evangelists bragging about market share numbers, high-profile Canadian customers offering

Published on: November 1st, 2001 Shane Schick

Broken Trust

The premise of's e-mail newsletter and its relationship to our seven print magazines is simple: we can break timely stories on our Web site, while our bi-weekly and monthly titles can look

Published on: October 30th, 2001 Shane Schick

The cyborgs among us

Last Friday, while many people in Toronto were putting on their costumes for some pre-Halloween festivities, Isa Gordon was showing off an outfit that could bring man and machine closer together. Her demonstration

Published on: October 29th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Canadian enterprises mull XP upgrades (Oct. 24)I am writing in regards to your article published Oct. 24 Our company does not divulge the numbers of clients or any details pertaining to our

Published on: October 26th, 2001 Readers

Echoes of boom and bust

So you got caught up in the dot-com bubble. You paid for way too much bandwidth, storage and processing power, only to see all your plans collapse. Your dreams of growth have become

Published on: October 26th, 2001 John Saunders