May 22, 2003 |
As the latest class of college students graduates into the working world, the media are filled with stories about the lack of jobs. That suggests a couple of questions - where do jobs come from, and how can we get more of them here? It's a very complicated answer, but it can be boiled down to this: Jobs come from vibrant regional economies, and to create more of them we have to invigorate innovation throughout the region. Other regions with "hot" economies - San Francisco, San Diego, Austin - have proved it. Innovation isn't just a buzzword; it is essential for regional survival.
January 18, 2013 |
THERE'S SO much buzz these days about living in a "connected" world. The powers that make the products, as well as those who present the 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show, have taken that to heart. From nifty ride-on opportunities (think amusement park attractions) to a vintage muscle car competition, this year's cavalcade (700 vehicles!) is all about interaction and connection. To a degree, the show has always been about that. Car lovers get to kick tires, slam doors, fiddle with switches, inspect back seat and trunk capacity and smell the rich Corinthian leather.
September 15, 2000 |
Now, you can log on at the airport without plugging in and dialing up. Global Digital Media, based in the Boston area, yesterday officially unveiled its Becon network of wireless Internet hubs at the Philadelphia International Airport. The network provides connections to the Internet and e-mail from a laptop computer equipped with the appropriate PC card. The backbone of the Becon network is the 15 hubs presently located in the A, B and C terminals, the general concourse area, the concourse connectors and the baggage claim areas.
July 30, 1995 |
Chester County's on-ramp to the information superhighway has hit a few detours, a few potholes and even a new toll taker. But supporters of CHESCOnet say all of this is to be expected in the fast- changing world of technology and should not overshadow what has been accomplished in less than two years. "From the beginning, the question was how to get the information highway in Chester County," said County Commissioner Andrew Dinniman, an early and vocal cheerleader of the project.
February 1, 2007 |
When we reflect on the enormous challenge Philadelphia faces in guiding the development of seven miles of its riverfront, from Port Richmond in the north to the grounds of the old Navy Yard in the south, we think about the connectivity - and lack of it - represented by this complex riverfront. Nowhere is connectivity more essential than in the riparian corridors of our city because the opportunities are few and precious. The very nature of this contact zone between land and water systems makes connectivity its reason to be - its ethos.
February 8, 1989 |
Despite having nearly doubled its 1987 revenues, Rabbit Software Corp. of Malvern said yesterday that it expected to report a loss of about $4.7 million for 1988. That compares with a loss of about $4 million for 1987. Rabbit attributed the loss to the company's "continued intensive investment" in its local area-network gateway-product lines, which enable computers to communicate with each other. In addition, the loss was increased by an unspecified amount in year-end writeoffs.
January 9, 1994 |
Dying to hear about "Hitchhiker's Guide to Lotus Notes"? or "Preparing Buildings for 100 Megabits and Beyond"? Or simply want to know "What Is a Network"? Or how to get your company into a new county database that should help local businesses win government contracts? If so, there must be something for you at West Chester University this week at a conference that is expected to attract more than 1,600 techies and teachers, CEOs and government officials, computer nerds and just plain folks.
February 26, 1995 |
West Chester University is expecting thousands of visitors to its Technology Symposium on March 20 and 21. "About 2,000 people attended last year," said Eugene Kray, a university dean. "Our seminars cover emerging technologies, connectivity and databases, government procurements, distance learning, and multimedia use in the corporate community. " U.S. Rep. Robert S. Walker (R., Pa.), chairman of the House Science Committee, will give the keynote address. As many as 80 vendors will have displays and booths to pitch their products.
January 16, 1994 |
Sometimes the little camera on top of Dan Updegrove's computer captured his image and transmitted it to the screen in front of him to join the images of two others - all miles away from each other. Sometimes, at the behest of his computer mouse, the screen showed a map of the University of Pennsylvania campus, where he works, or a beautifully sharp image of Tutankhamen, the boy king of ancient Egypt, called from the electronic depths of the Penn library. Updegrove was showing off the capabilities of Penn's data communications department in a booth at the Connectivity and Technology Symposium at West Chester University last week.
November 22, 1992 |
ERM Program Management Co. has been awarded two major contracts for federal agencies. The company, an affiliate of Environmental Resources Management in Exton, will receive $6 million over three years for services relating to storage tank removal and replacement on bases in the Middle Atlantic and Southeastern regions. The U.S. Department of Energy in Idaho Falls, Idaho, has contracted for $5 million in services over a four-year period for managerial and technical support services from ERM for environmental restoration, waste management and nuclear safety services.