Articles By Paul McNamara

The real sticking point for Microhoo!

The real sticking point for Microhoo!

Microsoft's desperate struggle to acquire all or part of Yahoo! has gotten hung up not on disagreement over a fair...

May 29th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Kidnapping the word ‘virtual’

Kidnapping the word ‘virtual’

The crime itself is horrific -- beyond comprehension in its cruelty -- so there's some hesitancy to complain about semantics....

May 13th, 2008 Paul McNamara
What’s rude is rude, even in e-mail

What’s rude is rude, even in e-mail

In a face-to-face confrontation, they'd be fighting words -- literally, and, one would hope, legally -- even when directed at...

April 30th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Ballpark drummer talks tech

Ballpark drummer talks tech

John Adams -- by day a senior IT analyst at AT&T -- has been beating his big ol' bass drum...

April 17th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Medical records sold as scrap paper

Medical records sold as scrap paper

Who needs hacking or phishing skills to commit identity theft when paper-based medical records of active patients --including all manner...

March 26th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Caller ID spoofing defended

Caller ID spoofing defended

A pair of recent columns, Caller ID spoofing: Juvenile? Yes. Effective? Absolutely and Caller ID con not illegal -- yet,...

March 11th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Caller ID spoofing: Juvenile? Yes. Effective? Absolutely

Caller ID spoofing: Juvenile? Yes. Effective? Absolutely

Recently, Paul McNamara wrote about the scourge of caller ID spoofing -- which is not yet illegal -- and the...

February 27th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Caller ID con not illegal — yet

Caller ID con not illegal — yet

Todd Smith, owner of Maine Fire Equipment Co., spent an entire day recently hosing off angry callers convinced that his...

February 7th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Microsoft’s MediaCart test tolerance limits

Microsoft’s MediaCart test tolerance limits

The MediaCart consoles coming to a grocery cart near you courtesy of Microsoft had better be sturdy and firmly attached...

February 3rd, 2008 Paul McNamara
Peering into the crystal ball — for 1998

Peering into the crystal ball — for 1998

(Editor's note: 'Tis the season for bold prognostication. In that spirit, Paul McNamara provides us his Can't-Miss Predictions -- for...

January 27th, 2008 Paul McNamara