Monthly Archives: May 2007

Why Does Microsoft Scratch the Surface ? (Because It Can)

  Look Familiar? Microsoft is getting into the kiosk business. Of course, because it's Microsoft, the company's kiosk introduction–called Surface–is wrapped in a welter of hype and hyperbole: Will it have the kind of impact that, say, the PC, cell phone, or Walkman … Continue reading

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Monkey Business

  Et Tu? It's been nearly 150 years since Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species" (okay, 148 years, since it was published on November 24, 1859, for you sticklers). While the work iitself is well known, the research and thought … Continue reading

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Parking for the Birds

  EX_Concept A few weeks back, I sat in the front seat of a new Infiniti EX35 with the head of product safety at Nissan North America. The EX35 is a souped up "personal" SUV packed with technological features, including the … Continue reading

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Avoiding a Ticket

On the Road The summer driving season is about to start with a vengeance–the vengeance being the price of gas. But getting a ticket can be even more costly, and I don't mean just a speeding ticket. Many states and … Continue reading

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Renew, Reuse, Recycle

Call Me Al Go green, go green, go green! Yes, you're going to hear it from us media types until we're green in the face. (Think Princess Di, multiplied by a factor of Al Gore.) So in this green installment, … Continue reading

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Virtual Movers

Moving The Internet is supposed to make your life easier to manage, right? Okay, so they didn't plan on the deluge of spam or the hours frittered away at work reading Web sites like this one. But there are some Web-based ideas that … Continue reading

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Paul Is…Digital

  A Hit Before Your Mother Was Born After rumors continued to swirl last week about whether iTunes would be the first to finally offer Beatles songs as compressed digital simulacra, today EMI announced that….Paul McCartney's solo efforts would be … Continue reading

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Call Your Mom, Gratis

  Dear Mom Just in case you haven't been reminded often enough by now, Sunday, May 13th, is Mother's Day. Many of us will be plying beleaguered matriarchs with chocolates and flowers, but according to one survey about two-thirds of … Continue reading

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As the PC World Turns

  No Soap In a twist worthy of the most improbable soap opera episode, PC World has called back its recently resigned editor-in-chief and punted its new CEO. The original scandal erupted last week when the recently installed PC World CEO … Continue reading

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Oh, the Humanity!

  Hindenburg This Sunday marks the 70th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster. On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg was attempting to land at the Navy base in Lakehurst, New Jersey, when it bust into flames. The conflagration took just 34 seconds to claim … Continue reading

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