UN gives nod to open source software

On the eve of the first World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the United Nations (UN) has issued its third E-Commerce and Development Report, which focuses on information and communications technologies (ICT). Media have focused on the report’s observations on offshore outsourcing. However, there are other interesting bits in the report. For instance, the […]

Personal Technology

Fun and harmless

MSNBC is featuring an online survey to test your digital IQ. Questions (62 total) range from basic knowledge to connectivity and broadband to new technologies. About 60K people (well, instances) had completed it when I finished. Made me smile!

Tech & society

eVoting: flawed systems moving forward

A recently released Congressional Research Service (CRS) report suggests eVoting isn’t quite ready for primetime, despite its rapid embrace, which has been partially funded (to the tune of almost $4 billion) by The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA, P.L. 107-252). … there appears to be an emerging consensus that in general, current DREs […]