Archive for June 19th, 2010

Password Rotation… The Butt End of the Ham?

One of my favorite “fables” from my friend Peter Beddows tells the story of a family that always cut inches off the ends of the ham before cooking. The inquisitive young daughter asked why, but the only answer seemed to be that it was a long-standing technique passed on for generations. They finally asked the great-great-grandmother, who explained that it was – at the time – the only way to fit the roast in her small turn-of-the-century oven.

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Tethered Tablet

RIM is rumored to be working on a tablet device to compete with the Apple iPad. But the interesting, or should I say, puzzling decision is to make it a tethered device that still requires a BlackBerry for communications.

I think Apple addressed my “do I really want to pay data fees for yet another device?” concerns by providing an OnDemand no-contract activation. So is the fact that a BB tablet must be tethered to a BB phone a clever solution, or a major inconvenience? I favor compact & self-contained, so I tend toward the latter…


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