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William McKnight

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I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

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William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.

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Next time you reach for the pepper shaker, you may have to wonder if it has a little something extra in it. APPARENTLY Hitachi has developed powder-size RFID tags, the pictures of which are all over the internet showing this little spec on a finger and a bunch of specs around an enlarged human hair (example link). However, after an exhaustive search for a legitimate news item on this, I am beginning to wonder if this story is real. Maybe it’s because I reported on the chips in coins, which turned out to be untrue, but I’m just skeptical about this one.

The reported size is 0.05mm x 0.05mm and the suggested use is not actually for ingesting, but for anti-counterfeit measures.

If you have any information, links or opinions on the feasibility of these chips, please comment here.

Technorati tags: RFID


Posted February 20, 2007 5:11 PM
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Maybe it's real. I found it in Wired now.

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/02/achi_develops_r.html

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