Commentary

We here at Buzz-Word Central feel conditions warrant raising the threat level on the word “simple.” We’ve identified a significantly increased level of chatter around the term in the IT and business-management press....

Santa arrived a little early this year, and I’ve been playing with some new toys that you might find to be perfect last-minute stocking stuffers for the geeks on your list....

During the holiday season (from Thanksgiving to New Year's), it's common for people to take a break from their networking activities. Understandably, people become busy with family and feel an end-of-the-year crunch with their work. Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season is a great...

Pascal Malassigné, a professor of industrial design at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, has made a shower-and-commode wheelchair that will assist people with spinal damage with their toileting activities....

If you haven’t ever read the opening passages of Alice in Wonderland, you should. Lewis Carroll managed, in 1865, to write a pretty accurate description of most modern IT projects....

The global population is divided into two major groups: open minds in closed societies and closed minds in open societies. Therefore, the marketing and naming of products must address the issues of sexual connotation with extraordinary depth, care and caution....

In prior columns, I have addressed the incredible need for early (and I mean very early) stage funding in the Midwest as well as the emergence over the last few years of a number of early stage (including seed) venture groups and angel groups....

While you have to wait until February to “unwrap” the selected 70 or so companies that will debut at DEMO@15, there are a few gems along the way that just won’t wait until the conference — gems we can unwrap now....