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The News -- 9/28/00

Rocket Cars That Go Splat, Involuntary Kidney Donations, and Other Net Myths

Don't believe everything you read, and especially, don't believe everything you see in your email box. I've spent many hours over my career trying to extinguish various types of net myths, which take on a life of their own as well-meaning colleagues forward them endlessly and clog up the corporate email system. In fact, for years, my particular pet peeve was the notion that you could harm your computer by reading an email. For years, this was not true. Sadly, reality caught up with myth, and today, email really can eat your computer. This article points to a number of excellent sites you can go to to find out if that juicy rumor is really true.

 

LA Times

 

Oracle B2B Not So Hot

Larry Ellison has vowed to smash B2B competitors like Ariba and Commerce One. This article says it hasn't happened yet; will it ever? Oracle claims to be powering 55 online trading exchanges, including eight industry consortium exchanges. But their own exchange, Oracle Exchange, is a joke.

 

 Upside

  

Dinosaurs Can Dance

One of the original exchanges, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, is getting on the Web, licensing Primex Trading's online auction software. There's life in the old girl yet.

 

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