Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Latest Posts

Apple and Apple Corps: Can you work it out

In January of 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh and an innovative and arresting television advertisement, directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Black Hawk Down). In the ad, a Big Brother (Orwell's 1984) figure on a huge screen speaks about "gardens of pure ideology, one people, one cause" to a crowd human automatons.

March 30, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Apple Corps: Let it be...

Steve Jobs took on the music and film industry, built a walled garden around Apple's DRM and iPod platform, became Disney's biggest shareholder and now has to deal with bringing the Beatles into line with the Apple Corps v. Apple Computer trademark lawsuit.

March 30, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Six Apart adds widgets to TypePad

Fresh off a $12 million capital infusion, Six Apart has joined the widget revolution, opening up its blog platform for developers to create companion applications for TypePad. So far, 33 TypePad widgets are available, ranging from commerce and games to content and search--and they are free.

March 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Guy Kawasaki on Apple's 30th

Video: Guy Kawasaki worked for Steve Jobs twice, although he doesn't necessarily recommend it. "At least once is a good experience," he said.

March 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Open source Java heating up

Peter Yared, formerly of Sun and now CEO of ActiveGrid, posted an open letter to Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz regarding open sourcing Java on his blog. Here's the text:Dear Jonathan,Long time no see!

March 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Prehistoric Apple UI photos

With the 30th anniversary of the Apple coming up on April 1, news.com has gathered some photos (here and here) from Apple software pioneer Bill Atkinson of user interface developments that first appeared on the Lisa and subsequently on the Macintosh.

March 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Voting machine transparency costs one county clerk

Emery County, in Eastern Utah isn't a very big place, at least by population--there are only around 10,500 people. So you wouldn't expect Emery County to be a hotbed of voting activism, but one person, the County Clerk, has taken a courageous stand that has landed him in some hot water.

March 29, 2006 by Phil Windley

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