Monthly Archives: October 2000

Microsoft Hack: What’s the Truth?

Microsoft has given out several different versions of the hacking attack it suffered recently. The truth is getting — as so often happens with Microsoft — impossible to discern. The Register has one of the better stories on this situation. … Continue reading

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An Independent Press

We have, on balance a free press in the United States. Many other parts of the world can’t say that, and an organization in Prague is doing something about it. More in my Sunday column. Technology and Human Beings < … Continue reading

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Network Solutions and Hoarding

Network Solutions, the monopolistic domain-name registrar and database holder now owned by VeriSign, has been keeping expired domain names off the market with the apparent intention of auctioning them off, according to critics. The situation has attracted a lawsuit alleging … Continue reading

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Absentee Senator on Technology

I’ll be voting sometime during the next week, having retrieved my absentee ballot yesterday at the Registrar of Voters’ office in San Jose. I take the franchise seriously. You should, too. End of civic sermon. The polls show Dianne Feinstein … Continue reading

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Arts and Silicon Valley

The arts are an afterthought in the richest place on the planet. That’s shameful. A local organization is trying to do something about the situation, and a CD-ROM simulation is part of the campaign. More in my Friday column. Bush … Continue reading

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Outage of Pocket

Sorry for the absence yesterday. We had a severe problem with our Internet connection, and by the time it came back up I had to head out to give several talks. Gore, and What’s Right After the third presidential debate … Continue reading

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A River Flows Through It

The Vltava River flows through Prague and is after the imposing Prague Castle on the hill, the most notable feature of the local landscape. Dot-com Confidence, and a Hard Look Or maybe the word should be “arrogance” — because even … Continue reading

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Valley to Praha

Meet Geoff Goodfellow, who may be the world’s happiest refugee from Silicon Valley. He moved here to Prague two years ago, and he’s convinced he landed in heaven. Goodfellow had a long track record in Silicon Valley and the technology … Continue reading

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Praha

This is a city where history runs smack into McDonald’s. The cultural clash is almost disorienting. The ETRE conference begins tomorrow here. I’m moderating a couple of panels about marketing, privacy, security and other issues relating to e-marketing and the … Continue reading

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