Leigh L. Klotz, Jr.

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Xerox Signs Six-Year, $50 Million Contract with WellChoice, Inc.

Yahoo business reports:

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 29, 2003-- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX - News) today announced a contract renewal valued at approximately $50 million over the next six years with WellChoice, Inc., the largest health insurer in New York. The contract, which includes a combination of Xerox's services and digital office solutions, expands an existing seven-year relationship.

...To reduce document-related expenses, Xerox is also transitioning some of WellChoice's traditional, paper-based business processes into more efficient, digitally-based transactions. Xerox digital office multifunction systems and FlowPort(r) software are being used to route documents from hardcopy to digital, allowing the insurer to securely store and quickly access business-critical documents.

...In addition, Xerox is consolidating the company's printer, copier and multifunction fleet and upgrading older systems with equipment that improves office productivity, including 80 WorkCentre(r) Pro networked digital multifunction systems and 73 network printers from the Phaser(r) line. The WorkCentre Pro systems, announced in April, offer the strength of Xerox digital multifunction technology -- printing, copying, faxing, scanning and e-mailing -- and integrate with third-party solutions.

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Power out at work this weekend, or at least it was expected to be in one of the buildings. This is the last picture my webcam took on Friday.

Friday, July 25, 2003

Dare Obasanjo with an introduction to XML from Microsoft -- good for when people still ask you what it is.

Wednesday, July 23, 2003


XForms is soon to be a proposed recommendation. I was an editor of the spec until three weeks ago when Xerox cancelled its membership in W3C because they couldn't affors the dues.

TV Raman's book on XForms is for sale at Amazon. I did the screenshots and tested all the examples and proofread it for correctness and typography.

Monday, July 14, 2003


Genevieve Bell and Cell Charger
Genevieve Bell of Intel is studying use of technology in middle class urbanites in Asia. She reports that religion influences use of technology; for example, cell phones in Muslim Asia have cell phones that point to Mecca, in Buddhist Asia, people get cell phones blessed. In South Korea, people use SMS to arrange blind dates. In China, you can get daily SMS divinations. (In Italy the Pope will send you a daily SMS.) In Shangai men Shown here is a pay-per-minute cell phone charger in a Chinese airport. In Shanghai Internet coffee shops, men call their blind dates on cell phones, and see whose phone rings. If they don't like results, they hide their phones and leave. In Malaysia, stores sell paper cell phones to burn yearly for departed relatives.


At NPUC at IBM Almaden Research. Just like last year, Gordon Bell and I were the first to arrive. He and Dan Gillmore and had a hallway chat about privacy, viruses, and financial data. Well, mostly I listened (for once). Gordon wandered off to look at an IBM poster on paper workflow I told him about, and Dan went to mix more. It will be fun to read his weblog, even though he's not too excited by mobile weblogging.

Free espresso and I've had three. There is 802.11b service, but I know from an XForms editorial meeting with TV Raman that GPRS service is available at a few of the windows, so I will visit one of them periodically to get data on my hiptop...appropriately enough my NPUC badge has a green screen terminal icon on it

Saturday, July 12, 2003

I can hardly imagine a more terrifying prospect short of insanity.

Thursday, July 03, 2003

The UPS Store
I am so pleased that Mailboxes, Etc. Changed itd name to The UPS Store. Now when I am at Xerox I can visit their website withoput it being blocked because it doesn't contain the 4 letters "mail" in the URL.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

No Diving Santa Barbara
No Diving Santa Barbara

Once you log in to Blogger.com through their web site and click on your blog, posting via blogrouter will work again/ you won't get any more of these:
Fatal client error.

java.lang.NullPointerException at 

/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.1/Net/Blogger/Engine/Base.pm line 243.