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December, 2007


December 7, 2007  10:01 PM

Words that should be in the dictionary

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

acronymnym - a redundancy created by following an acronym with the final word of that acronym, like DNS server. adminisphere - organizational levels on the business side. alpha geek - the most knowledgeable, technically proficient person in...

December 7, 2007  2:31 PM

Overheard: Celebrity geeks

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

hedy_lamarr.jpg Movie star Hedy Lamarr is generally credited as co-originator of the idea of spread...


December 6, 2007  11:36 PM

Quiz: What is IT?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

3.gif 1. What is IT? Hint:...


December 5, 2007  8:32 PM

Overheard: Imagine never having to go outside to get a good connection

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

wimax-femtocell.png "If they catch on, femtocells have the potential to save carriers hundreds of millions of dollars in...


December 5, 2007  4:12 PM

Overheard: Douglas Engelbart

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December 5, 2007  3:08 PM

Overheard: Nano bad. Cleantech good.

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

howard-lovy.jpg The "nano" prefix has fallen out of favor. Names are changing again. And even Lux Research, which started...


December 4, 2007  7:50 PM

Overheard: The Top 10 Sexiest Men in IT, 2007

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

The decision to select the 10 sexiest men in IT (2007) was done under highly scientific conditions. Dave Barry says that means "while your wife is not home." In our case, it means "over lunch." The comments are my daughter's. So here you are, the Top 10...


December 4, 2007  6:34 AM

Overheard: Who’s been eating my bandwidth?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

p2p.gif The cynical side of me wonders whether the excessive buzz about P2P is intended to build public...


December 4, 2007  5:54 AM

Overheard: Who jumped on the Internet bandwagon first?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

A list of the first 100 dot com domains is making the rounds. On March 15, 1985,  I turned thirty years old and Symbolics registered the first dot com domain. It's interesting to see which IT companies were quick to jump on the bandwagon. I don't see Microsoft in the list, but Apple is...


December 4, 2007  5:18 AM

Overheard: HTML 5 won’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

douglas-crockford.jpg "There are good ideas in HTML, but many of these were discarded in the...


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