Profile of Bob Evans
News & Commentary Posts: 1070
Bob Evans is senior VP, communications, for Oracle Corp. He is a former InformationWeek editor.
Articles by Bob Evans
posted in November 2005
If we let two publicity-loving zealots blunt the adoption of a terrific new technology, then we deserve the fate we're helping to create, Bob Evans says, because it's a short distance from stifling RFID to outlawing cameras in cell phones or banning Google Earth or pursuing a lot of other equally paranoid delusions.
What's needed is a clear understanding of the pros and cons of technologies like RFID, Bob Evans says. That will require more research, more bold initiatives, more clear thinking about privacy, and less hysteria.