Commentary

A recent visit to the Land of the Rising Sun has Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen thinking international. Given the resurgence of the Japanese biotechnology industry, he believes the time is right for companies in the Midwest to build stronger ties to both the...

The environmental movement stubbornly clings to the discredited population theories of 18th Century English economist Thomas Malthus. This week's news that the U.S. population has reached 300 people provides more proof of how wrong Malthus was, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still, and of...

Building a better network infrastructure should be everyone's concern, so why do we still have obstructionists? In this edition of Carlini's Comments, columnist James Carlini bemoans the lack of routing and carrier diversity, which in his opinion is making it impossible for businesses to find...

California's Silicon Valley is still the king of tech, even though it has many worthy geographic rivals for that title. What sets apart the patch of land between San Jose and San Francisco? According to DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley, it starts with an economic...

In a bluntly worded message to Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and other powers that be, a healthcare practitioner from Texas is urging the federal government to tread carefully on electronic health records. The road to EHRs, writes dentist Darrell Pruitt, is potholed...

A number of people are dismissing Tommy Thompson's presidential chances, but Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still has a hunch the former Wisconsin governor could make some hay in the 2008 Iowa caucuses. Still, a former political reporter, covered the caucuses in three presidential elections, and...

Search engine marketing campaigns are not meant to be created and left alone, they must be actively managed, according to Tech/Know columnist Troy Janisch. In fact, "SEM" campaigns should be managed and adjusted as assiduously as investment portfolios, Janisch writes. ...

Municipal governments have to become more dynamic as costs go up for services and people tire of tax increases, observes columnist James Carlini. That starts with not viewing services, old or new, as just another "cost of doing business." ...

Having given the "thumbs down" to Cingular's 8125 smart phone in previous Demo Letter columns, Chris Shipley was invited by a representative of Palm to try an alternative - Treo 700w. What was her verdict? Read this edition of Demo Letter to find out...