Software Licenses … and Buggy Whips?

In the article, “Will Oracle Ditch Licenses”, eWeek examines the move to Sotware as a Service (SAAS).  At a recent conference, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison stoked speculation that the company is looking toward becoming a software subscription business… “Industry contacts

MythBusters & Robots

For those of you that enjoy MythBusters on cable television, there is an article in Robot magazine, which describes their recent experience using Radio Shack’s new VEX Robotics Design System… this looks like a step-up for those of us that have

US Navy Phasing Out the F-14

The airplane made famous in the Tom Cruise movie “Top Gun“, is nearing retirement.  The US Navy is phasing out the F-14 Tomcat (see photo below) by the end of 2006 in favor of the F-18 multi-role fighter.

New DVD Formats

When DVD burners opened up to the consumer market a few years ago, I spent a considerable amount of time comparing the +R, –R, RW, formats.  I finally purchased my first Sony DVD burner when it was the first that

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

Chinese Cyber Army

As follow-on to my earlier postings about Chinese methods for accelerating their economic prowess, I offer this:  There’s a stealthy cyber war going on between China and the rest of the world. It began about five years ago when there

Unusual Job Applications

Weird things people put on their job applications (from actual resumes, cover letters, and applications):  “I am extremely loyal to my present firm, so please don’t let them know of my immediate availability.”  “I intentionally omitted my salary history. I’ve

The China Automotive Challenge

I previously posted about the Chinese approach at economic competition based on stealing trade secrets… The Chinese are now attempting to leapfog the world in automotive manufacturing by buying one of the world’s most sophisticated automotive engine plants, taking it apart piece by