Archive for November, 2005

PUTTING THE “LESS” IN “WIRELESS”

November 30, 2005

“This is how technology fuels collaboration, allowing our best ideas to come together so we can speak with one voice.”

New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, on building a city Wi-Fi network that will be limited to 144 kilobits per second, The Washington Post, 29 November 2005

SPYWARE VS. SPYWARE

November 29, 2005

“We deploy a small agent onto the customer collection point — the firewall, or the syslog server. The agent is a small piece of software that collects, compresses, signs and encrypts the data before forwarding it to us.”

Symantec security executive Jeff Ogden, on how his company’s software phones home, News.com, 28 November 2005

INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE WITH PURCHASE

November 24, 2005

“We would rather the information not be out there. We like to surprise people when they get their circulars in the mail.”

RadioShack spokesbot Charles Hodges, on how the company would rather consumers recycle its Thanksgiving-sale advertisements offline than seek them out online, The New York TImes, 17 November 2005

THESE DAYS, I HAVE MORE OF A FINANCIAL AGENDA

November 22, 2005

“We are pleased to work with the film industry to remove unauthorized content from BitTorrent.com’s search engine.”

BitTorrent creator and erstwhile technological activist* Bram Cohen, on brazenly capitulating to Hollywood, News.com, 22 November 2005

DUH — AREA 51 IS SO MUCH BETTER FOR CROSS-DOCKING

November 21, 2005

“I’ve seen all of the conspiracy theories. Somewhere in Roswell, New Mexico, we have a hangar where we’re stockpiling it, creating false shortages.”

Microsoft executive Peter Moore, on rumors of Xbox 360 shortages, GameDaily Biz, 18 November 2005

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