Leo J. Hindery, Jr., President, TCI Remarks, Archdiocese of Denver Thursday, March 26, 1998, 12:15 p.m. Denver Public Library, Denver Good afternoon. I am honored to address you today, and I'd like to thank Denver's Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop Foley of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and Chancellor Francis X. Maier for inviting me to join you. TCI … [Read more...] about Hindery’s remarks at the New Techology And The Human Person conference
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At last week's Mashup Ecosystem Summit held in San Francisco and sponsored by IBM with an invited assemblage of leading players in this space, I gave an opening talk about the current challenges and opportunities of mashups. And there I posed the title of this post as a statement instead of a question. The reason that it's a question here is entirely driven by the … [Read more...] about Mashups: The next major new software development model?
Last weekend's New York Times technology section piece about Microsoft Sharepoint is still their ninth most emailed tech story nearly a week later. 'Microsoft’s SharePoint Thrives in the Recession' is very general: Companies like Ferrari, Starbucks and Viacom have used SharePoint to create their public-facing Web sites and for various other tasks. but “We … [Read more...] about Anticipating Sharepoint 2010: Making Enterprise Foundations More Flexible?
A mantra of the Internet age, articulated in 1984 by WELL founder Stewart Brand, is that “information wants to be free.” Back then — the days of 360K floppies and 1200 baud modems — Brand was referring to digital technology making information ever easier to distribute, copy, and remix than their old-school analog counterparts. The oft-forgotten corollary … [Read more...] about Why 2012 is starting to look like 1984
Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting. Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and … [Read more...] about The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet
As expected, the 2015 RSA Conference was bigger than ever – more attendees, presentations, exhibitors, etc. Since I live in the cybersecurity space, there were few surprises, but there were a few major highlights to this year's show:Visibility. As the old management adage goes, "you can't manage what you can't measure." Cybersecurity professionals are taking … [Read more...] about Takeaways from RSA 2015: The stars of the show
When the term “critical infrastructure” is mentioned in conversation, thoughts immediately turn to things like electrical power plants, oil and gas pipelines, food, water, etc. You know, the foundational services of modern life that we all take for granted. These are the same industries that former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was referring to when he warned of … [Read more...] about U.S. Critical Infrastructure Continue to Make Risky IT Bets
When Cisco Systems unveiled its latest and greatest network router in May, it trumpeted the event as a watershed. Having grown from start-up to industry behemoth over the past two decades, the company claimed it was once again proving its technological prowess while laying a foundation for the next 20 years. Marketing hype? No doubt. But, as Cisco celebrates its 20th … [Read more...] about Cisco turns 20
This video from Funny or Die portrays a plea from Lex Luthor to the U.S. government for a $100 billion bailout of his failed world-conquest-plus-kill-Superman business model. (Thanks, SF Signal.) This got me thinking: What character from science fiction, comic books, and the like could make best use of the near trillion-dollar bailout fund from Uncle Sam? Certainly, even a … [Read more...] about Poll: What sci-fi character would make best use of government bailout funds?
Dear Occupy Wall Street,First, sorry about this open letter thing. I know they've become very trendy lately and I hate to jump on the public correspondence bandwagon. But, I know you're busy and I don't know how else to get your attention.Second, let me say thank you. You have the guts to do what I do not. Namely, leave my comfortable heated, toilet-equipped, blanket-stocked … [Read more...] about Mind Your Business: An Open Letter to Occupy Wall Street