Two professors question the value of experience in project managers, revealing what they call the 'experience trap' -- making the same mistakes over and over…
What is it that makes software -- and any other sort of product, for that matter -- usable and popular, or in other words a…
There are examples all around us of misleading and deceptive advertising, inflicted upon us either deliberately or due to the lack of attention to detail…
A few days ago I found that my Firefox browser's add-ons (extensions) all stopped working after version 2.0.0.8 automatically installed itself, and wrote about it…
For the past few years, I have found the Firefox browser update process to work pretty much flawlessly. But not with today's automatic update to…
IBM recently unveiled CoScripter,  a free and easy-to-use online service for recording step-by-step processes that Web users do on a regular basis, then automatically runs…
Sunday, 14 October 2007 14:10

The rainbow of horror

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So, you think that you're using a strong, secure password do you? Well think again, and hope that you don't become the victim of Ophcrack…
Sunday, 07 October 2007 09:10

Ageism, sexism and gender issues in IT

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Having been in the Information Technology field for forty-odd years -- some of them very odd -- it's fair to say that I've seen a…
Sometimes software developers bring out a new product version with lots of bells and whistles, while mystifyingly doing away with essential useful features that were…
These days your everyday, commodity PC is in many ways more far more complex than the mainframes of the 1970s. It's a wonder that keeping…

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