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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 17, 2008 10:11 AM

Google is Evil Only by the Standard It Set

A debate on the premise that "Google violates its 'don't be evil' motto." That depends, of course, on what you think the motto means. To mean anything, it has to promise more than, say, not being Enron.....

Sunday, November 16, 2008 17:11 PM

Another Problem with BlackBerry Addiction

Sure, mobile devices have plenty of downsides: the blistered thumbs, people squirreling away as they bump into you on the street, etc. For President-Elect Barack Obama, an apparent BlackBerry enthusiast,....

Friday, November 14, 2008 11:11 AM

Data Center Porn

"This underground data center has greenhouses, waterfalls, German submarine engines, simulated daylight and can withstand a hit from a hydrogen bomb. It looks like the secret HQ of a James Bond villain." ....

Thursday, November 13, 2008 10:11 AM

The First Tech Presidency

Some tech-savvy types included in the team appointed by Obama to review the performance of all federal agencies. Increased transparency is one stated goal, but anything to improve the IT procurement and ....

Thursday, November 13, 2008 09:11 AM

Tech Giants Not Immune to Tough Times

"Revenue is being affected by significantly weaker than expected demand in all geographies and market segments. In addition, the PC supply chain is aggressively reducing component inventories." So says Int....

Thursday, November 13, 2008 08:11 AM

The Man Who Saw the Future

Few people have had a better 2008 than Nate Silver. The 30-year-old numbers whiz fed exhaustive polling data and a half-century's worth of election returns into a model he designed, allowing him to call th....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:11 AM

Highspeed Internet for Rural Areas

Using power lines to bring high-speed internet access to rural areas, long discussed, now starting to happen. "[R]ural areas [...] account for most of the 30 million U.S. homes that don't have broadband a....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:11 AM

Video Chat for Gmail

Google adds voice and video chat to Gmail. It requires a plug-in, so enterprise users will be banging on your door soon. "Sorry, students, Internet café nomads, and cubicle warriors everywhere, but you ....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 15:11 PM

Fear Mongrelism

One commenter calls it "fear mongrelism" -- accidental or not, that's brilliant -- but this gloomy list of tech-industry predictions is worth reading in any case. Key points for the enterprise include: ....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 14:11 PM

Post-Campaign Online Strategy

"The President of the United States should build [an email] list and he should use it to talk to the American people when he wants their feedback or even doesn't want to interrupt their soap operas. That a....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 09:11 AM

New Tech to Keep Net Traffic Flowing

I'm a longtime skeptic of the Internet-is-choking crowd, because when I pick up the phone and report the story I find knowledgeable people who make data-driven arguments that core capacity is healthy and w....

Monday, November 10, 2008 17:11 PM

Google vs. Microsoft: The Obama Factor

Sure, Microsoft might not be the impenetrable fortress it used to be (or seem), and Google's rise has given the software behemoth more reason to put up its guard. Then comes this report from Politico, wh....

Monday, November 10, 2008 15:11 PM

Alignment, Recruiting and Retaining Are Real Concerns

For years, alignment topped the Society for Information Management's annual survey of top CIO concerns. This year, it regained the top spot from recruiting and retaining top IT professionals, which took th....

Monday, November 10, 2008 12:11 PM

The Economics of Spam

Computer scientists infiltrate botnet to produce "the first large-scale quantitative study of spam conversion." A tiny hit rate -- the study showed responses running at 0.00001% (one in 12.5 million) on t....

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