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Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:11 AM

Digital Economics: We're All Deadheads Now

"Atlantic, a unit of Warner Music Group, says it has reached a milestone that no other major record label has hit: more than half of its music sales in the United States are now from digital products, like....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 10:11 AM

PC Mag and the Passing of Print

PC Magazine to ditch print edition, go online-only. Stunning at first glance, given the big, fat, money-gusher that the mag once was, but less so upon consideration; this is content that's perfect for the....

Monday, November 17, 2008 10:11 AM

Where the Girls Aren't (Redux)

Randall Stross defines the gender gap in computer science well in this NYT article, but he doesn't do much to explain it. That's understandable. When we wrote last year about the closely-related problem ....

Monday, November 10, 2008 10:11 AM

Science Backs Up Campaign Art

Joe Trippi told us before the election that a superior ground game could be worth 2-3% at the polls to a presidential campaign. TechPresident's Nancy Scola called that estimate "more art than science," whi....

Friday, November 07, 2008 12:11 PM

Building a Republican Machine Online

The manifesto for an RNC tech strategy I mentioned this morning follows a call by one of its signatories, Patrick Ruffini, for a new conservative blogosphere: Most conservative blogs are still stuck in 200....

Thursday, November 06, 2008 11:11 AM

What Can Cloud Do For You?

Nick Carr: "How can the cloud absorb what we're already doing? is the question that's being asked, and answering it means grappling with such fraught issues as security, reliability, interoperability, and ....

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 11:11 AM

Schneier on Privacy (and the Lack Thereof)

More from my conversation with Bruce Schneier (other elements of our conversation are here). Know It All: Have we seen the death of privacy? Bruce Schneier: Scott McNealy made the famous comment -- you ha....

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 08:11 AM

The First Internet Campaign

Barack Obama was elected for many reasons, but it seems clear that his campaign organization played an important role in his victory, and in some places perhaps a decisive one. That campaign organization....

Monday, November 03, 2008 11:11 AM

The First Internet Campaign

"For many viewers, the 2008 election has become a kind of hybrid in which the dividing line between online and off, broadcast and cable, pop culture and civic culture, has been all but obliterated." Intere....

Friday, October 31, 2008 10:10 AM

Top 10 Disruptive IT Trends

This blog is supposed to have a futuristic bent, so this time of year can be fun: It's when everyone starts unleashing their "predictions" of IT trends for the coming year. IT services firm CSC is out wi....

Thursday, October 30, 2008 08:10 AM

Schneier on Voting Machine Security

I asked security guru Bruce Schneier about those troublesome voting machines and the mindset that foists them upon us. Schneier: The security of voting machines points to two big issues. The first one is....

Monday, October 27, 2008 11:10 AM

Who Wins in the Cloud, and Why?

There's some interesting deep-think in Tim O'Reilly's post about cloud computing, and also a nice neat summary of what people really mean when they talk about the cloud (briefly, Utility computing, e.g., A....

Friday, October 24, 2008 10:10 AM

Hack the Vote

The Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy has published a report disclosing security vulnerabilities that researchers have detected in Sequoia's AVC Advantage voting machine. Accord....

Thursday, October 23, 2008 09:10 AM

No Confidence Vote

Florida county tests Internet voting. I am not optimistic. Sure, a controlled experiment involving a few hundred voters might work well, and at that scale the impact of mistakes would likely be minimal. ....

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 12:10 PM

How Business Wages War

Mark Herman has one of the more interesting jobs in the consulting world. The vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton designs and moderates wargames for business executives. His new book, Wargaming for Lea....

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