The bad news was that attendance at Comdex in Chicago was mighty sparse. The good news was that very few techies seemed inclined to jump headfirst into Lake Michigan as all the tech news continued to pile up in bad-news waves.
When it comes to intranets, business people want it all: An intranet nirvana where employees are linked from their desktops to every source of information they need to make decisions that will propel the company to unlimited business success.
Proposed efforts by the state of South Australia to crack down on offensive content online have underscored concerns among some Australians that such initiatives may be painting Australia as anti-Internet, and may discourage foreign investment.
Against the backdrop of last week's court verdict that virtually dooms music-swapping service Napster Inc., dozens of companies gathered at the O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference here to demonstrate P2P applications that they said have viable business model