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  • Digital rights dominate 2002 awards

    Given last year's events, it should come as no surprise that digital rights dominate my 2002 "You Can't Be Serious" awards. These annual awards recognise truly astonishing achievements in IT double-think.

  • Singularly vulnerable

    There’s an old Three Dog Night song that goes, “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do”. In enterprise computing, there are times when one is the riskiest number you can ever do.

  • What's new?

    It's nice that the US Department of Justice recognises that Microsoft abused its monopoly power. But someone really needs to go after guys like Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Jim Allchin for the more heinous crime of voluntary wordslaughter. I'm talking about how they beat the term innovation to death. One gets the impression they think they can justify their anticompetitive business practices if they simply learn to mouth the word innovation when they belch.

  • A costly affair

    Like many other observers, I am appalled at how we tend to shrug off software bugs, especially when there are so many methods of prevention at our disposal.