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Phil Wainewright helps clarify the RSS format debate.

  posted by David @ 9:57 PM

Tuesday, September 10, 2002  

Security Blogs

Infragard of the Wasatch is ready to get moving again with a meeting scheduled for early October. Watch my government and technology weblog for more information. Security is a hot topic in Utah right now and we should see a lot of good cooperation as we move forward.

There are several excellent weblogs focused on security issues. Two of my favorites are The Peanut Gallery and the Security Weblog.

  posted by David @ 9:37 PM

Digital IQ Goes Blogging

Wasatch Digital IQ, a regional technology magazine, now has a section on blogs. It is new right now, but I hope that this becomes a great resource for the tech community in Utah.

  posted by David @ 9:30 PM


Here's a Utah company in the knowledge management, elearning arena. They were in the Utah high-tech 20 in 2001.

  posted by David @ 10:00 PM

Sunday, September 08, 2002  

High-tech Stats from Cyberstates 2002

51,078 high-tech workers (27th ranked cyberstate)
15,500 jobs added between 1995 and 2001, ranked 23rd nationwide
Lost 1,700 tech jobs between 2000 and 2001
High-tech firms employ 59 of every 1,000 private sector workers, ranked 14th nationwide
High-tech workers earned an average wage of $51,300 (33rd ranked), or 77% more than the average private sector wage in 2000
A high-tech payroll of $2.7 billion in 2000, ranked 26th nationwide
2,400 high-tech establishments in 2000, ranked 26th nationwide
High-tech exports totaled $598 million, ranked 31st nationwide
A decline of $133 million in high-tech exports between 2000 and 2001
High-tech exports represented 17% of Utah’s exports
Venture capital investments of $188 million, ranked 23rd nationwide
Venture capital investments declined by 72% between 2000 and 2001, dropping by $477 million
R&D expenditures of $1.5 billion in 1999, ranked 30th nationwide
Home computer penetration reached 68%, ranked 2nd nationwide
Home Internet access totaled 54%, ranked 14th nationwide

  posted by David @ 9:53 PM

Futuristic Libraries

This article in eWeek discusses library in Cerritos, California, that was built with some great, forward-looking ideas. I think they have scratched the surface, but it's a great start. They should have thought like this when they built the new Provo Library. I hope we can consider even more ideas in building the new libraries for the University of Utah and Utah State University.

  posted by David @ 2:59 PM

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