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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 15, 2008 13:10 PM

If Toyota Made Software

Software designers could learn a thing or two from this tiny new Toyota (video below). Simplicity, efficiency, safety, but not a lot of bells and whistles. But simple things are not always easy to engin....

Thursday, October 02, 2008 09:10 AM

Big-league Blog Search

Google relaunches its blog-search site. A good, broad-based site of this nature would be valuable to businesses looking to tap into the zeitgeist, eavesdrop on the vox populi, or, y'know, just find out wha....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

All Politicking is Local: How the Obama Campaign is Using Technology to Change Elections on the Ground

"It's the difference between open and closed source." That's how Cyrus Krohn, director of the eCampain division of the Republican National Committee, describes the approaches of the Obama and McCain campai....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

Connecting the Compaign: How the Democrats Built Their Network

Volunteers who interact with the Obama campaign through a Web browser may never know it, but the system that drives their efforts is the product of an intense development and integration project that was f....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

Going Mobile: Texting and Twittering in the New Ground Game

Text messaging via mobile phones could be an important element of the Election Day ground game - assuming the technology works at crunch time. Texting and cell-phone calls are increasingly important as a g....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

Local Area Networks: How the Obama Campaign Works on the Ground

Campaigns prize word-of-mouth marketing for the same reason companies do: people respond to their neighbors, with whom they presumably share tastes and values. "Voters talking to voters, neighbor to neighb....

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