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Friday, October 31, 2008 11:10 AM

More Archimedes and Bit Rot

Yesterday I said that the story of the Archimedes Palimpsest reminded me of the bit-rot problem. Turns out that bit rot was on the mind of the project team, and that Vint Cerf -- the data-degradation Paul ....

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....

Friday, October 31, 2008 08:10 AM

Schneier on Airport Security and Counterterrorism

So the government takes the wrong approach to voting-machine security. What about airport security and its role in preventing terrorism? Bruce Schneier is not much more encouraging on that front than he wa....

Thursday, October 30, 2008 14:10 PM

Archimedes and the Bit Rot Problem

Somehow I was reminded of the bit-rot problem by this site about the Archimedes Palimpsest. The background: Several treatises by Archimedes were copied onto parchment during the heyday of the Byzantine Em....

Thursday, October 30, 2008 12:10 PM

The New Stack

A taxonomy of cloud-era computing, in which "the cloud" itself is relegated to the middle layer. Some thoughts included on where the power and money lie in this new stack, and on lock-in and network effect....

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....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 16:10 PM

Finally, a Real Way to Measure IT's Value

We've all read plenty of gloomy headlines lately, but one bright spot in the IT world has been the services sector. And the continued strengthening in that area offers one unexpected—and perhaps ha....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 15:10 PM

You Already Know What SAP Won't Tell You

SAP accompanied its far-from-awesome Q3 earnings report with the news that it would not predict its Q4 performance because of "uncertainties surrounding the current economic and business environment." NYT....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 15:10 PM

Mobile Devices Look Enterprise-ready

From a glowing review of the forthcoming BlackBerry Storm: "IT managers already supporting BlackBerry within their IT infrastructure will readily accept the Storm as simply one more BlackBerry device. Ther....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:10 AM

WiMax Worldwide

TeleGeography says Sprint's ballyhooed WiMax rollout in Baltimore is just the tip of the iceberg. The number of commercial WiMAX networks grew 82% between Q3 2007 and Q3 2008, from 69 to 126. This growth h....

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 16:10 PM

Adventures in Newish Media

Christian Science Monitor to drop print edition: The Christian Science Monitor plans major changes in April 2009 that are expected to make it the first newspaper with a national audience to shift from a d....

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 16:10 PM

Windows in the Cloud

This is what a lot of us non-developers think of when we think cloud computing: versions of stuff like Office that run we know not where, but work wherever we are. Microsoft release. Arrington: "For mos....

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:10 AM

Don't Worry, Be Happy?

George Colony has an optimistic take on IT in the recession: "Tech suffers when GDP growth stalls -- that is always the case. But the tech environment has transitioned since the 2001-2002 hurricane -- mean....

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 09:10 AM

There's Even a Book of the Bible Called "Numbers"

An assembly of Catholic bishops on Monday called for the use of mass communications -- including television, cinema, DVDs and even iPods -- to be used to spread the Bible in as many languages as possible. ....

Monday, October 27, 2008 14:10 PM

Microsoft Launches into the Cloud

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft Corp.'s chief software architect, announced Windows Azure, the cloud-based service foundation underlying its Azure Services Platform, and highlighted this platform's role in delivering....

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