When we can interact with our data in short bursts via notifications, we make remarkable efficiency gains, especially on tasks that we perform again and again. Apps will become more about information and communications; we’re going to think of them as services instead of as windows onto our data. The things that can make best use of single click efficiency will soar. A whole new world is up there waiting for us at the top of the screen. We just need to pull it down.
“Every team functions like an independent company,” says Elaine Kwon, founder of e-commerce management and software firm Kwontified and a former Amazon manager. “They’re all moving as quickly as they can because they’re given a lot of autonomy.”
The investment is worth it, said Jamie Iannone, chief executive of SamsClub.com, because shoppers who buy both online and in stores spend more and renew their membership more often.
Mike Eldridge, who works as a programmer at the Internet service provider Computer Café, said that he was looking for an article on the obscure subject of Windows dial-up networking on Wednesday when he found that he was barred from the knowledge base.
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So now security researchers like Green and White are in a tough situation. Should they continue their software audit on this tainted code? Although it uses a non-standard open-source-like software license, the source code for TrueCrypt is freely available to the world at large, so someone else could pick up the code and start the project anew. But the question is: Will anyone trust the code again?
Much like Billy Bragg’s fan who no longer liked his music but still went to his concerts because that’s what she and her friends do, the camaraderie among Turbojugend is more important than their appreciation of the band. Happy Tom is flattered to have such a loyal following, but he knows that nearly everyone voted against the band when Turbojugend did a survey asking whether, if forced, members would choose them or the fan club. “So it’s just bigger than the band is. It’s like the German guy said”—he fakes a German accent—”You have created the Frankenstein monster, and now it’s out of your control.”
Several Blaster variants are already circulating on the Net. Last Friday Sophos researchers spotted the first copies of Blaster.E.