2008 - January
How many Americans does it take to change a light bulb?
by John Stuckey
January 2008I changed a light bulb yesterday. Or, rather, I had the thing changed. I told an Egyptian friend I had a couple of bulbs burnt out and was assuming I could pick some up at one of the larger new supermarkets. He looked at me with barely concealed pity for my ignorance. No, he said. They don't carry light bulbs in a market. Later, in e-mail, he would spell it "light pulp," which is an image I find quite intriguing. Where's Einstein when you need him? Might light pulp be what glows inside the glass, I wonder?
About english: On the other hand
by John Stuckey
January 2008I read Philip Yaffe's two recent Ubiquity pieces with interest, all the more so because I myself have plunged back into an international experience after sampling the delights of retirement ...
Serial port data communication using MODBUS protocol
by Saptarshi Naskar, Krishnendu Basuli, Samar Sen Sarma
January 2008Serial communication is the process of sending data sequentially one bit at a time, over a communication channel or computer bus [5,6,7]. ...
Is the GMO controversy relevant to computer ethics?
by Paul B. Thompson
January 2008Computing and information technology professionals have exhibited high standards of engagement with ethical issues relating to privacy, information security and abuse of the technical capabilities they have been responsible for ...
An approach for conducting enterprise resource planning assessment
by Sanjay Kumar Pal, Anindya Jyoti Pal
January 2008The failure to plan will lead to results that fall short of expectations. The same thing can be said of companies and their search for a new Enterprise Resource Planning ...