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Time to Revisit Telework

By Sarah Sorensen
December 16, 2010

There are so many benefits associated with telework, it's not surprising the Telework Act was signed last week. I guess the real question is why has it taken so long - why has adoption stalled? It's probably due to a combination of technical and culturual issues...

Trains, Planes and Automobiles: Or why Infrastructure IS an IT issue

By Kurt Cagle
January 30, 2009

Before we load up on more highway projects, more unnecessary bridges, and more downtown renovation projects, it may behove us as a society to ask the question about whether it will be more beneficial in the long run to use our brains (real and virtual) and the marvellous networks that we have created with our brains to solve these pressing problems in a way that will benefit not only ourselves but our children's children.

Tech Nomads

Tech Nomads
By Kurt Cagle
January 14, 2009

I have a terrible secret. I'm ... I'm a ... well, a tech nomad. On any given day of the week, you stand a good chance of finding me at Starbucks, plugging away on writing articles or hacking on code. You'll find a lot of us here, tech nomads ... I suspect that we single-handedly keep Starbucks afloat in these hard economic times, laptops out, heads down, plugged into our respective iPod soundtracks. In my case, baristas throughout the entire greater Victoria area know me by name, occasionally even giving me my drinks for free. They know a tech nomad when they see one.

Short Gas Supplies Lead to Short Tempers, Long Lines and Telecommutes

By Kurt Cagle
October 1, 2008

While Hurricane Ike has long since faded into the ether, its effects on the economy continue to mount. One of the more significant (and unexpected) - Ike hit a number of oil refineries and gas distribution centers hard enough to know them offline for the last couple of weeks.

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