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  • Posted Feb 17, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on After years of watching Microsoft eating away smaller UK competitors, the City simply gave up trying to keep the local IT industry going
  • Independent
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Last week was a joyful time for all of us in the technology industry in the UK. Despite the Prime Minister’s love affair with Rupert Murdoch, it looks as if, thanks to the House of Lords, we will eventually get a Competition Bill worth its name. By voting to outlaw predatory pricing, the Lords gave …[ read more ]

  • Posted Dec 9, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on It’s shocking that BBC should take its anachronistic, obsolete presence to this new medium, which was building its own content without the help of taxpayers’ money.
  • Independent
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The end of 1997 is fast approaching, and, after spending most of it caught in the Microsoft and Netscape crossfire in the electronic commerce trenches, I was quietly hoping for some peace next year. However, every a cursory glance at the technology tea leaves shows that 1998 will be another year of rollercoaster changes. If …[ read more ]

  • Posted Nov 25, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on When in doubt, a good analyst will focus on a small number of areas, concentrating on selected islands of clarity, while avoiding big picture predictions that are certain to be wrong in six months’ time
  • Independent
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Snowstorms and Gigabit routing switches were the hot topics of the recent Forrester Forum in Boston. Rising to their established reputation as the ultimate prophets of digital commerce, the Forresterians put together a line-up of top rank superstars like Java-Queen Kim Polese from Marimba, and Jim Barksdale, chief executive of Netscape, to do some tea-leaf …[ read more ]

  • Posted Oct 28, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Given half a chance –and decent Internet connection-many of us would not hesitate to flee from suburbia
  • Independent
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By the year 2097, we will have moved to the countryside, leaving cities behind us. Those were the Orwellian predictions that Jonathan Dimbleby made during the last week’s country Life Centenary debate. He fears that millions of ‘refugees’ fro the cities will invade the countryside and concrete it over with car parks, supermarkets and DIY …[ read more ]

  • Posted Oct 14, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Modernity means constantly re-evaluating, seeking new gurus and destroying old ones, reinventing the game to fit the new paradigms
  • Independent
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The battle for innocent soles of British school children has started, with the opening salvo coming from that well- known specialist in computer-assisted learning, the Princess Royal. Addressing last week’s headmasters’ conference, Princess Ann warned against reliance of computers, preferring instead good old-fashioned teachers, and arguing that face to face teaching by given priority the …[ read more ]

  • Posted Sep 30, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Denying Internet access to women in the workplace only helps men to maintain their powerbase
  • Independent
  • 3378 Views

Women area as interested in computers as men, and would play more games if there were more female-friendly plots, claims Brenda Laurel in a recently published study, conducted at UCLA and based on American females. The study attempts to break the generally held view that women deal with computers reluctantly and use them only as …[ read more ]

  • Posted Sep 16, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on The browser war needs a Geneva Convention: do not harm civilians
  • Independent
  • 3567 Views

Something fishy has been going on with electronic commerce Web site for the past few weeks. I have been bombarded with complaints from the people who are having trouble completing purchases on retail sites that were once known for their reliability. One leading online retailer was alerted by angry customers who were suddenly getting messages …[ read more ]

  • Posted Sep 2, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on A lot of hardware manufacturers seem to be forgetting why we use computers
  • Independent
  • 3397 Views

Imagine that you live in Hawaii. You spend most of the days surfing and sunbathing, and in the evening you work for a London-based Internet consultancy on the biggest Web project in town. Outrageous? Well, perhaps, but a new bunch of transcontinental telecommuters are set to prove that the New Lifestyle is not only possible, …[ read more ]

  • Posted Aug 19, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on The knowledge gap between us and the US could be solved if our universities provided online short courses
  • Independent
  • 3458 Views

Some 300,000 jobs were created in the US last month, according to the US Department of Labour. Many were in computing, management and engineering. Often when an American IT company expands, the benefits are felt in Britain, where many major players have their European HQs. So we should all see the Network + appointments growing …[ read more ]

  • Posted Jul 22, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on It’s time Microsoft took all of us-individual software consumers and corporate It buyers-seriously
  • Independent
  • 3497 Views

Yes, the Dark Force is back in town, to bring a new level of atrocity to the browser wars. Darth Vader (Bill Gates to you and me) wheeled out the heavy intergalactic artillery for lest week’s launch of Internet Explorer 4.0 beta. As usual, Microsoft is using muscles instead of brains by leveraging its near …[ read more ]

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