Why Washington is not the place to deal with tech issues

You want to know why I don’t trust the government to deal with tech issues? Because even now, they’re debating something that the web has already worked around. While the few folks who are currently tied to an ISP email account might benefit from having the ISP required to forward the address, the rest of…

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FUD, but not entirely

Joe Wilcox does a good job of finding the FUD in Microsoft’s 10 reasons not to use Google Apps. I’d have to agree with him that Microsoft’s reasons are pretty dumb. One thing that does jump out at me though, is number 7: Enterprise companies have to constantly think about government regulations and standards?while Google…

It keeps getting worse

If you’re not in Ohio, maybe you haven’t paid much attention to the happenings of a certain intern and a stolen backup tape, so let me fill you in: – News reports a backup tape was stolen from an intern, working for the state’s, car. It is believed the tape has personal information, including SSN’s…

DST worse that Y2K?

According to eWeek, there’s an argument to be made that it is: That’s because IT shops have had less notice in dealing with the time change than they did for Y2K, and because the issue doesn’t have visibility at the highest levels of an organization as it did for Y2K. Actually, I think I agree…

Your government at work

Saw this over at PocketPC Thoughts this morning. An article about the Air Marshals use of PDA’s: “The Transportation Security Administration spent $6.9 million to outfit the federal air marshal corps with voice-capable wireless handheld computers for in-flight use and then subsequently banned any voice usage because of potential interference with cockpit functions, according to…