Overheard: Word of the Day


December 3, 2007  9:17 PM

Overheard: Wikipedia and Creative Commons

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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December 3, 2007  9:07 PM

Overheard: Data analysis

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
steve_wadsworth.jpg “I usually pick the data that works for me and point to the rest and say, ‘it’s flawed’.”

Steven Wadsworth, president of Walt Disney Internet Group

Great quote in an article by Mark Walsh, Disney Exec: Online Revenue Could Be Double


December 3, 2007  11:45 AM

Overheard: MOSS as a knowledge management tool

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
gavin-clabaugh.jpg When I wanted to build a knowledgebase, I turned to my preferred hammer, SharePoint. My secret goal was to simply avoid the 11th circle of IT hell — the hell where all bad programmers go.

Gavin Clabaugh, The Cuneiform Code


December 1, 2007  9:58 PM

What is IT? An HP buffalo chip

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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Chip designers used to sign their work with hidden graphics. I thought this one was especially clever. Each of the dots (chips) behind the buffalo represents a version of the microchip.

Learn more about this particular chip and see other examples of chip art.


December 1, 2007  8:04 PM

What is IT? A blade server with a SAN underneath

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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There are 14 blades are two blade servers (with room for 12 more) and a SAN in this one clean-looking unit.

Read more about the technology that the city of Hickory, North Carolina has deployed.

(Thanks Divewolf!)


December 1, 2007  7:45 PM

What is IT? Tape library at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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Learn more about the technology used at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. This robotic tape library is 14 years old and still going strong.


December 1, 2007  7:44 PM

What is IT? The first mouse

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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The mouse was invented by Douglas Englebart.


December 1, 2007  7:37 PM

What is IT? The first union protest to take place in Second Life

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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Read more about this virtual protest at virtual IBM.

The very real union behind it claims it was a success.


December 1, 2007  7:36 PM

What is IT? The first Apple computer

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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Learn more about this computer.


December 1, 2007  7:32 PM

What is IT? The One Laptop Per Child computer

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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Read more about the OLPC initiative.


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