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Not the Best & Brightest

Thirty years ago the U.S. Department of Justice, and its Honors Program for law school graduates, attracted some of the best-credentialed, smartest and most talented young lawyers around. It made DOJ a plum position for aspiring litigators, where one could "learn by doing" instead of watching others and — despite obvious financial sacrifices — allowed […]

Ahead Of Its Time Redux

Business Week has an opinion piece in the current issue — cutely titled "Talk To Me, Fridge" — predicting an automated smart home where applicances talk to each other, and external sources like the electric company, automatically.  Well, more than a decade ago I represented Echelon Corp. of Silcon Valley in a legislative battle over […]

Again Ahead Of Its Time

Here’s another technology for which the adoption rate may be a decade longer than folks think — "cloud computing," like Google Apps. Google’s Right, but Cloud Computing’s Timeline Isn’t So Clear [Coop’s Corner].  Superb idea, but there are bandwidth, security, availability and reliability issues to be addressed before CIOs will adopt this model for the […]