Department of Perpetual Hype

A recent issue of CIO magazine had an interesting article about the perpetual hyping of video conferencing.  It highlights approximately fifteen quotes from various pundits over the last 20 years.  An excerpt of some of the prognostications: Sep. 1987 [PC

Hunting for Lawyers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A White House source stated that Congress is considering awarding Vice-President Dick Cheney the Medal of Freedom, the national highest civilian commendation, for his act of bravery in shooting an attorney. The source was quoted to say

Directed Energy Weapons

Directed energy weapons are a new category of non-lethal devices developed by the military (e.g., a military vehicle that projects a sonic blast to disperse rioting crowds).  This article in National Defense magazine provides a nice explanation about their operation and application.

Consumer-driven Health Care

At our place of business, we’ve been hit with a major increase in our medical premium rates.  Of course, what makes this even more aggravating is that the insurance carriers do not really offer any valid justification for the major rate increase. In

Not Revenge, Prevention

As an interesting follow-up to my earlier posting on the film Munich, comes an article in the Jerusalem Post that contains comments from the actual leaders of the Mossad. “For the first time in the history of the Mossad, one of its

The Russian Gambit

I originally wrote in late January about “From Russia without Love“, where Putin and company are trying to reassert themselves “on the world stage”.  It appears that others are starting to take notice.  An article in the Christian Science Monitor