March 2012 Archives

Interesting article from microsoft with views from three past CPOs.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2012/mar12/03-083CPOs.mspx
I am attending the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, the biggest privacy industry conference. Google has sponsored the networking happy hour and has bought me a drink. Do I thank Google or thank myself for using Google's services?


UNIX History

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Spectrum magazine recently ran a fantastic article about the history of the UNIX operating system, "The Strange Birth and Long Life of UNIX". The article can be found here: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/the-strange-birth-and-long-life-of-unix/0. The article walks you through the unusual circumstances that happened at AT&T during the late 60s and early 70s, how UNIX was almost killed by company policy, and how it was nurtured into its current form.

A great article for anyone who knows/uses UNIX based systems.