Articles posted on August 18th, 2003

The hidden dangers of Microsoft Word documents

Monday, August 18th, 2003 • 9:43 pm

For some reason, the BBC decided to leave the words “Microsoft Word” out of the title of their article on the dangers posed by electronic files. Yet the article is very much about the dangers posed intrinsically by Microsoft Word’s document file format. Without being overly paranoid about it, one should definitely think twice before […]

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Cringely and IT

Monday, August 18th, 2003 • 4:37 pm

Robert X. Cringely’s recent column on IT productivity has sparked a few heated discussions, especially because of the questions he raises about the absence of Macintosh computers in large mainstream organizations: Ideally, the IT department ought to recommend the best computer for the job, but more often than not, they recommend the best computer for […]

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