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Archive for August, 2015

Businesses need both kinds of printers _ inkjet and laser

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015:

Byline: Phillip Robinson Inkjets aren’t perfect. They’ve improved tremendously over the past 15 years, and are now able to print beautiful, photographically realistic color images and sharp, clear black text. Better inks to squirt out in little droplets, smarter built-in software, a wider range of paper for different looks: these have all made inkjet printers eminently practical. Except for hard-core business. Oh, you can certainly use an inkjet for those color pie charts and presentations. You can use it to print digital photos of homes or clothes or cars or anything else. You can even use an inkjet for a […] Read More →

Clipper chips and cypherpunks

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015:

Abstract: Data encryption programs are enabling telecommunicators to hide information from government agencies. The federal government claims that the Clipper Initiative, an encryption standard, will both protect privacy and allow law enforcers to decode needed information. Full Text: In October 1992, the arrest of a small-time child pornographer named William Steen marked the close of a technological window opened more than a century earlier when Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Bell did more than make it possible for two people to talk to each other over a phone line: A third person could surreptitiously listen in as well. Thus […] Read More →

Polaroid aims at digital market

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015:

Polaroid Corp. has seen the future, and it is digital. After seeing its mainstay business selling instant cameras and film come under assault, Polaroid has been shifting much of its focus to the digital world. Its latest attempt, printing products code named Opal and Onyx, are scheduled to be rolled out this week. They are likely to feature portable printers that use very little power and will let shutterbugs make high-quality printouts of pictures they’ve taken with increasingly popular digital cameras, according to sources and industry observers. And with Polaroid coming off a round of more than 900 layoffs and […] Read More →

A SWING AND A HIT

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015:

THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS MAY NOT WIN THE WORLD SERIES THIS SEASON, but they’ve already improved their stats in one key area – tickets. An innovative approach to ticket printing and handling by switching to in-house digital printing has slashed costs and boosted efficiency. Putting bums in seats is the real goal of any professional sports team, but before a ball is thrown on the field, fans have to get their hands on tickets. Printing more than 50,000 tickets in advance for each of the 81 home games is a logistical nightmare for major league teams. Tickets are preprinted, warehoused […] Read More →

LAST THINGS FIRST

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015:

ENCOUNTERING CHRIST IN THE EUCHARIST The Paschal Mystery in People, Word, and Sacrament Bruce T. Morrill, S.J. Paulist Press. 144p $16.95 ESCHATOLOGY, LITURGY, AND CHRISTOLOGY Toward Recovering an Eschatological Imagination Thomas P. Rausch, S.J. Liturgical Press. 184p $19.95 For the Jewish people, Peter Fink, S.J., once wrote, God is the one who “comes,” who “leads,” who “abides” and who “hides.” The early Christian community appealed to the same four dynamics in speaking of Christ: “the Christ who comes (‘maranatha‘), the Christ who leads (‘I go before you‘), the Christ who abides (‘I am with you all days‘) and the Christ […] Read More →

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