Show of 1-19-2002

  • The Enron Story: Where is this e-Business Go Wrong?
    • Set up Enron Online a Market Place for Commodities Trading
    • They served as third party to every deal.
    • Enron bought commodities and then resold them
    • They made money on the margin
    • They did not use the eBay model of simply connecting buyers and sellers
    • System depends on buyer and seller confidence in Enron
    • Off-book accounts, used to hide loses, to push stock prices up unraveled it all
  • SatireWire: Microsoft Agrees to Breakup in a Surprise Move
    • Microsoft has agreed to be broken up into two companies
    • One will produce operating system and application software
    • The second will produce patches
  • Tech Talk Guest: Matthew Clemente
    • Successful Stratford Graduate
    • After completing Stratford’s programming curriculum, Matt secured a job that involves both network management and database-driven web site design and deployment.
    • Prior to Stratford, he was a customer service representative with a publishing company.
    • He completed his BA in Spanish from Denison University in 1991.
    • Stratford provided the right "skills packaging" to get Matt started in his new career direction.
  • Popular Mechanics Editors Choice for Consumer Electronics Show
    • Xybernaut Wearable Computer
      • Fairfax, VA company
      • Poma Wearable Computer
      • Eyeglass monitor, mobile mouse, CPU on the belt.
      • $1,500 price tag
    • Mobile Modem
      • MobileModem by Motient Corp from Reston Virginia
      • First device to provide real-time always-on access to e-mail messages for Palm V PDAs
    • Wherify GPS locator
      • Wherify Wireless, Inc
      • Worn on the wrist
      • Can locate a child?s whereabouts via the Internet
      • Will be released soon.? About $400, plus monthly monitoring charges.
  • Qualcomm turns cell phones into GPs
    • Can convert cell phones to GPs devices by adapting emergency-tracking technology
    • GpsOne positioning technology uses assisted GPs (A-GPS)
    • A-GPS uses cell phone towers to assist GPs satellites to fix a cell phone position
  • MillionManLan Party
    • The MillionManLan organization brings together two of the most successful lanparties in the country.
      • Lantrocity on the west coast
      • Lanwar in the east.
    • Together these two parties have serviced over 10,000 gamers in the past 5 years
  • AOL/Time Warner Rumored to Buy RedHat Linux
    • Source of rumor: Washington Post
    • A great strategic move
    • Go for it.
  • Stratford News
    • Next Start February 11th
    • Stratford at the 4 Your Health Expo all weekend
    • Ted is in admissions this morning
    • Traffic to Stratford?s website is up 40% this month