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Friday, January 13th, 2006 @ 10:39 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,909

Time off for a different type of behavior. 

I'm currently in Southwest Arizona, and will be hiking and camping through the 21st. As a result, I'll be neither able (nor inclined) to blog on the technology news of the day until then.

I will, however, be recharging my laptop from my car, and doing a different type of writing that I enjoy even more - especially the research. You can see prior examples at the index category at left called "Not Here but There: a Wilderness Journal," or by clicking here.

See ya.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006 @ 10:40 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 6,338

A Chinese news source is reporting that the rights to implement its home-grown WAPI standard may now be licensed by anyone - and not just domestic companies - in an effort to push for global adoption of the standard.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 @ 10:42 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,864

IBM and other companies have announced three new initiatives with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that are intended to stop bad patents from issuing, and rank those that do anyway.

Monday, January 9th, 2006 @ 10:43 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 4,001

A major trade dispute erupted between the United States and China in 2004 over a wireless standard, and then dropped out of sight. Is it about to reemerge?

Friday, January 6th, 2006 @ 10:44 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 3,173

Massachusetts appoints an acting successor to Peter Quinn, and says more concretely than ever "full speed ahead with ODF"

Thursday, January 5th, 2006 @ 11:04 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 3,207

Each year I recognize the most newsworthy standards organizations and the news services that did the best job covering that news. This year, I'm also recognizing the best individual journalists, bloggers and community sites as well.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 @ 10:45 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,575

I'm happy to exclusively report that the senior administration official in charge of the Information Technology Division has confirmed that the deployment of OpenDocument will go forward.

Saturday, December 31st, 2005 @ 10:46 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 4,219

On this New Years Day weekend, an alert reader and blogger in his own right forces me to reflect on the timeless question posed in 1969 by the Firesign Theatre, "How can you be two places at once, when you're really no where at all?"

Thursday, December 29th, 2005 @ 10:49 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,661

As Peter Quinn steps out of the spotlight, we owe him our thanks. And we should have respect for his privacy.

Thursday, December 29th, 2005 @ 10:48 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,468

Out of a hundred "me too" articles is one that has something new and important to say