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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 01:07 AM

McCain: I'm No "Tech Freak"

OK, OK. We've all seen the stories: John McCain is "technology illiterate" and doesn't use e-mail. And some think it's a big problem. After all, his opponent, Barack Obama, is a BlackBerry-toting, social ....

Monday, July 21, 2008 19:07 PM

Conservatives Channel Their Inner Obama

A new blogging effort looks to build a new brand for conservatism. But has Barack Obama's movement already stolen all the Web mojo? Ed Cone, our resident political watcher, just posted an interview with Jo....

Monday, July 21, 2008 13:07 PM

Rebranding via Blogging

It's trendy to speak of politics in terms of branding, with the Republican and conservative brands widely believed to be in need of a tune-up. Hence The Next Right, a blog aimed at helping conservatives re....

Friday, July 18, 2008 17:07 PM

The Tail That Wags the Dog

Om Malik says, "even Silicon Valley can't ignore what's been going on in the overall economy." It's an important post. The consumer-spending analysis is not pretty, and it resonates far beyond the tech in....

Thursday, July 17, 2008 18:07 PM

Innovation a Must for Big Businesses

There's an argument to be made for established companies to avoid the risk of innovation. But it's not the right one. Scott Anthony poses an interesting question: should successful businesses bother with ....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 20:07 PM

Apple's Walled Garden

Dave Winer on the iPhone: "[P]eople who believe in open systems who bet heavy on such a closed system are going to learn again why they love open systems." Dave references Nik Cubrilovic, who writes: "Gee....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 21:07 PM

No Sun in This Cloud

Salesforce.com, long the poster child for Sun Microsystem's software-as-a-service business, is ditching Sun's hardware and Solaris software for machines from Dell running the Linux operating system. The R....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 16:07 PM

Title IX and IT Diversity

One of the root causes of the gender imbalance in IT -- a major workplace diversity issue -- is understood to be the relatively low interest in certain sciences by female students. Now the federal governme....

Monday, July 14, 2008 23:07 PM

In Which I Fail to Avoid Writing About the iPhone

I was trying to make it through the day without mentioning the iPhone, but a few items jumped out at me through the swirling ticker-tape -- things that are relevant to corporate IT. As Clint Boulton says,....

Monday, July 14, 2008 21:07 PM

Social Nets in the Enterprise

If this snippet of conversation about social nets for the enterprise leaves you wanting more...you can get more from this article.

Monday, July 14, 2008 21:07 PM

Constraints on IT Growth

Forrester looks at limits to growth for small, medium, and large IT organizations. Below, a chart from the report:

Monday, July 14, 2008 18:07 PM

Evolutionary Dead-ends: Le Minitel

So it's Bastille Day, and that got me thinking about the Minitel -- the French teletext system that seemed so cool back in the pre-web era. When my wife and I moved to Paris in 1989, the Minitel was in fu....

Monday, July 14, 2008 17:07 PM

IT Gets 2.0 Clue

Forrester says IT departments were slow to the Web 2.0 party, but they're catching up: "Budgetary controls, the need for integration and technical skills, and the growing importance of Web 2.0 tools are al....

Friday, July 11, 2008 20:07 PM

A Win for Net Neutrality

FCC chair Kevin Martin comes out against Comcast, for net neutrality. Ars Technica: "Score one huge, precedent-setting win for net neutrality backers." Related: "Telecoms are poor-mouthing existing capac....

Friday, July 11, 2008 17:07 PM

National Tech Policy

As mentioned in this column, the US lacks a serious technology policy and continues to face a digital divide in terms of broadband access. Looks like we could learn something from the Aussies: Australia'....

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