Articles By Hugh Chatfield

An open letter to Canada’s next Prime Minister

Many topics have been discussed and debated during the campaigns. Among them is the topic of infrastructure. Now this is...

October 18th, 2015 Hugh Chatfield
We need to make computers disappear

We need to make computers disappear

I have in my mind an image from Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis. In the film, the villain is a ‘city’...

June 5th, 2008 Hugh Chatfield
XML provides scaffolding for linking document trails

XML provides scaffolding for linking document trails

In section 7 of Vannevar Bush's 1945 Atlantic Monthly article "As We May Think" (see www.theatlantic.com/unbound/flashbks/computer/bushf.htm), Bush talked about "a...

August 24th, 2000 Hugh Chatfield
The beginnings of a new world

The beginnings of a new world

Six years ago, after some quarter century working in information system development, I found myself the latest casualty of high-tech...

September 9th, 1999 Hugh Chatfield