IT Business Elsewhere: Who hates IT users? WE hate IT users!

Elsewhere is a collection of unusual technology stories from around the world

Viruses built to last

How do you best test your anti-virus software? Why, by creating thousands of viruses, of course. By that logic Consumer Reports will have to start building its own version of the Ford Pinto.

Love me, love my installed base

Here’s a shocker: half the IT managers polled in this survey said they hated their users. Great, then it’s mutual.

It’s a jungle out there
BBC News

You think you’ve got it tough meeting a mate? Imagine if you were an orangutan confined to a zoo. You’d want access to Internet dating too.

My inbox, myself
Wall Street Journal

That lady orangutan might ask a lot of questions to get to know her potential monkey man, but all she really needs to know is how well he manages his e-mail.

Intellectual property meets Six Feet Under

Those record companies warm the very cockles of our hearts. Look at them, giving the children of a man they were harassing for copyright infringement time – at least a whole day — to grieve his death before they start terrorizing them instead.

Bill Madison, ambassador of peace

What do people need after their homes have been decimated by Hezbollah rockets? Playstations, of course. It only makes sense, really, or at least it would if you were Adam Sandler and your sense of reality were somewhat, um, skewed.

United in faith, hope and excessive monthly ISP bills

Churches are no different from any other enterprise. If they want to expand their customer base, so to speak, they have to become Web-enabled. It might cost a pretty penny, but there’s a definite ROI in souls saved.

Even CAAST couldn’t make them walk the plank!
Wired News

Arrrgh, matey, the Pirate Bay is free to set sail once again, this time safely harboured in another north European nation.

The pen is mightier than the firewall

This portable hacking device is like Gatorade on a plane. In the wrong hands, it can cause trouble. But that would never happen, right?

It’s OUR pod – and you can’t have it!

Apparently, it’s OK to borrow the i part of the iPod – such as iBlog,iLounge, iSuck, you name it – but not the pod part.

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