Are Software Vendors Trustworthy?

In an interesting article in the Sterling-Hoffman newsletter, Olin Thompson indicates that US corporations have changed their methods in buying software technology: “Buyers are skeptical of technology investments.  Buyers remember late 90’s and early 2000’s when they heard a roar

Market-Driven Gasoline Prices

In a recent issue of American Spectator, R. Emmett Tyrrell, writes a lucid analysis of energy usage and oil consumption: “The world can pump 85 million barrels a day. The world consumes 30 billion annually and will thirst for more

Why Do So Many Jews Vote Democrat?

The most frequent question that my non-Jewish friends ask me is: ‘why are Jews so liberal?’ The question is entirely legitimate since Jews (outside of Israel) are indeed overwhelmingly liberal and disproportionately left of liberal as well. For example, other

George Bush the Dissident

Natan Sharansky writes in today’s Wall Street Journal, that President Bush is indeed a dissident that is fired by a deep belief in the universal appeal of freedom, its transformative power, and its critical connection to international peace and stability.  However, he

War on Terrorism

The so-called War on Terrorism, as defined by President Bush, is having mixed results.  One of the problems appears to be that the war planners have dedicated a major portion of their resources to fight the insurgency in Iraq and have ignored

European Sophistry

The Europeans never cease to amaze you with their inability to recognize simple facts (I won’t bore you with the Neville Chamberlain analogy)… A recent article in the Economist notes that “there will be no peace in Palestine until the

Engineering Humor

1. Optimism To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. 2. Occupations The graduate with a science degree