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March, 2004 | Jason E. Shao

India Beginning to Outsource

Will India price itself out of offshore market? | CNET News.com – Tata Consultancy Services, one of India’s four largest exporters of software, has begun to offshore its staff, the American Electronics Association says in a new report. By 2005, TCS plans to have 3,000 software engineers in China, or 15 percent of their global ...

Atheist Sues Over Pledge

Atheist Presents Case for Taking God From Pledge – Dr. Newdow replied: “That is a view that you may choose to take and the majority of Americans may choose to take. But it’s not the view I take, and when I see the flag and I think of pledging allegiance, it’s like I’m getting slapped ...

Fraunhaufer Proposes DRM

Wired News: Pay Once, Share Often With LWDRM – LWDRM gives consumers more freedom. Like any other digital-rights system, it starts with a payment that gives consumers the right to use the song or video clip on their PC. But with LWDRM, from that point on consumers decide what may be done with it. They ...

9/11 Panel Blaims Inaction

Salon.com News | 9/11 panel cites Clinton, Bush inaction – Bush officials, meanwhile, failed to act immediately on increasing intelligence chatter and urgent warnings in early 2001 by its counterterrorism adviser, Richard A. Clarke, to take out al-Qaida targets, according to preliminary findings by the commission reviewing the attacks. The 9/11 panel has criticized both ...

Novell Pushing Linux

business2blog: Buy One OS, Get the Second One Free – Well, the answer, due to be announced later today, is breathtakingly simple. Novell will … sell Netware and Linux simultaneously. When a customer licenses Netware, he’ll also get a license for Novell’s recently acquired SuSe Linux included in the price. For Novell, it’s a sensible ...

Markdown

Daring Fireball: Markdown – Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). Markdown looks interesting. I’ve been using “(extlink)Textile”:http://www.textism.com/textile pretty heavily for its convenience. The unfiltered text of markdown looks like it may ...

Conscientious Objectors Cannot Refuse JUST Iraq Service

G.I. Seeks Conscientious Objector Status – Shaken by a gunfight in Iraq that killed innocent civilians, a 28-year-old U.S. soldier declared the invasion “an oil-driven war” and said he won’t return to the Middle East and fight. Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, of Miami Beach, surrendered Monday at an air force base in Massachusetts, where he ...

Draft for Computers/Linguists Considered

Agency initiates steps for selective draft – WASHINGTON — The government is taking the first steps toward a targeted military draft of Americans with special skills in computers and foreign languages. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is adamant that he will not ask Congress to authorize a draft, and officials at the Selective Service System, the ...

Most Favored Drug Pricing

John Robb’s Weblog – Here’s a BIG problem that if corrected can help our trade deficit and slow offshoring. Health insurance costs are expensive in the US. It makes US workers much more expensive relative to competitors globally (which in turn drives our trade deficit and offshoring). So why do we allow US pharms to ...

Apex

Apex Digital and bargain culture | PVRblog – It is incredible to think of a company less than 5 years old, with about 100 employees, selling over $1 billion, being second in marketshare to Sony (at least within the category of DVD players.) Apex seems to have converged at a point between the globalization of ...