Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is the security editor for ZDNet, covering cyber and national security. He is based in New York newsroom, and is also found on sister-sites CNET and CBS News. You can reach him with his PGP key: EB6CEEA5.

Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

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You can never be too rich or too thin

You can never be too rich or too thin

In order to sell Longhorn when it launches, Microsoft has been trying to convince everyone of the importance of rich clients. Microsoft will lose its lock on the operating system if the only thing that people run on them are browsers.

February 22, 2005 by in Google

Chicken feathers and computing

Chicken feathers and computing

From Wired News: An estimated 5 billion pounds of chicken feathers are available for uses other than mixing them into low grade cattle feed. Professor Richard Wool at the University of Delaware has figured out a method to recycle those chicken feathers for manufacturing circuit boards, replacing petroleum-based compounds, such as fiberglass.

February 22, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Correction:  Outlook tackles foreign spam

Correction: Outlook tackles foreign spam

In response to one of my recently posted blog entries regarding the amount of spam I was getting with foreign characters and how I thought Microsoft's Outlook wasn't up to the task, I was contacted by Microsoft with a correction to my innaccurate reporting. According to the e-mail I recieved, Outlook is indeed up to the task.

February 21, 2005 by in Tech Industry

A next big thing:  StreamBase

A next big thing: StreamBase

During my time at Demo last week I talked to Mike Stonebraker, who is an authentic database and computer science pioneer. He is credited with creating Ingres, Postgres, and Illustra database technology, and now is setting his sights on handling streaming, real-time data with his new company, StreamBase Systems.

February 20, 2005 by in Data Management

OSDL's Stuart Cohen Unplugged

OSDL's Stuart Cohen Unplugged

Meet Stuart Cohen, CEO of Open Source Development Labs. In some ways a product out of IBM's old school era, Cohen and his organization are the ecumenical North Pole of an open source world, which is struggling to straddle the fence between the direction it's going (business mainstream) and the place it came from (the hacker community).

February 18, 2005 by in Open Source



Jon Udell, tech writer, analyst, and developer, writes in his InfoWorld blog about his experiments with what he calls "screencasts" or narrated movies of software in action. Easy to do, apparently all it takes is a tool that captures screen video along with voiceover, and after some editing you can showcase application tips, capture and publish product demonstrations, and even make short documentaries.

February 17, 2005 by in Tech Industry


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