Why am I getting all nostalgic for cc:Mail? ;-)
Saturday, 11 December 2004
Of the last three webinar experiences involving WebEx, all three had serious problems. Anecdotal evidence tells me I'm not alone, either.
We've got to stop meeting like this...
The Law of Unintended Consequences is hard at work...
Assuming spam fighters continue to be successful, email spam will decline in the medium term. When that happens, inadvertent spamming will clearly stand out. Anti-spam "vigilantes" will be ready to pounce on any such unsolicited mail.
So, organizations should make doubly sure that their employees don’t spam, by...
Friday, 10 December 2004
An increasing proportion of US anti-spam tool sales are "brownfield." That is to say, they're replacement sales—replacing products that are no longer doing their job adequately.
Spam is an arms race between spammers and anti-spam tool writers, which means...
In one-to-three years' time...
- Some anti-spam vendors don't have the expertise to keep up—these vendors will either disappear or need to acquire another that has the Right Stuff.
- Others have good technology and smart people, but are are simply under-capitalized—these vendors are ripe for acquisition.
Thursday, 9 December 2004
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Then there is the part of me that thinks, Matt, if you get TiVo, you will spend all your leisure time watching TV and none of it ... improving myself.That's not been my experience. I own a Pace Twin (it's a DVB-T/"Freeview" box) and I figure that I'm just more selective about what I watch. Before I had a PVR, I might plonk down at an odd moment, channel surf, and put up with watching something that I'm not really interested in. Now I have a PVR, if there's nothing good on when I want to watch, I know I have a bunch of unwatched stuff in the box.
The corollary (ooo get him) of this is that I don't rush to the TV when something I want to watch is on. Yeah, well that was true of VCRs too, except the quality was always hateful. The nice thing about the Pace box is that it records the actual MPEG streams, so the picture quality is just as good as off-air.