Editorial

Can XML Change the Way We Work?

What is XML? Why does it matter? Is it a techie thing’ or a tool for all?, Karen Beesley of Keep Informed assesses the effect XML might have on the way we work.

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Pocket Windows 2002 & HP Jornada 568

As Neil Cameron puts it 'I had promised you, the readers, and the Editor, a follow-up to my initial review of Microsoft Windows XP. And you will get it – I promise. However, my attention has been diverted by the new Jornada 568 running Pocket Windows 2002; and so that is what you get this month. This review was entirely written in what passes for my handwriting on a Jornada 568 Pocket PC – graphics were added later.'

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Games People Play

John McKinlay looks at the particular issues to be considered in negotiating and advising on software development contracts in the games industry. John acts for VIS Entertainment plc, developers of the chart-topping State of Emergency game.

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Virtual Monopoly

Andrew Katz of Moorcrofts reviews Virtual Monopoly, by Dr Christopher G Pike, published 2001 by Nicholas Brealey Publishing (£19.99).

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Major Changes at SCL

The recent EGM saw some major management and constitutional changes which enhance the SCL’s ability to implement its new strategy. New Trustees have also been appointed.

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Limitations of Liability - Which Way Now?

Of all the clauses in IT contracts, limitations of liability usually attract the most attention. This is not altogether surprising; IT systems are frequently of a ‘business critical’ nature, such that defects or defaults in performance can often give rise to significant losses, which will equally often be out of proportion to the levels of fees. Kit Burden of Barlow Lyde & Gilbert focuses on the Horace Holman case and re-evaluates its importance.

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Books on Computer Forensics

Jon Vogler’s review last autumn was critical of Sammes and Jenkinson’s Forensic Computing: a Practitioner’s Guide. So what are the alternatives? He examines four alternatives to choose from.

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