Larry Dignan

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

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

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Speaking at Harvard today

The folks over at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard's School of Law have invited me to come be a guest speaker for their "Berkman Luncheon Series" which takes place most Tuesdays.  I was first exposed to the Berkman Center about a year ago when I attended its Blogging Journalism, and Credibility Conference and have been a huge fan of the Center ever since.

January 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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Are we heading for a serious identity crisis?

If you've been following our series on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) [sic], then you know that DRM is wall-building material when it comes to turning the Internet into a bunch of segregated nets or "walled-gardens."  Apple has its walled garden consisting of the iTunes Music Store (as a source of content) and compatible end-user devices (iTunes software, iPods, etc.

January 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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Image broadcasting: FilmLoop

Guy Kawasaki gave one of his patented demos, evangelizing for FilmLoop, a photo sharing company he has invested in that is run by his old friend (since 9th grade) and former Apple colleague Kyle Mashima and Prescott Lee.  FilmLoop is the “killer app for the Macintosh,” Kawasaki said, joining MacPaint, Photoshop and PageMaker.

January 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Worth noting: Chad's tale of woe with a new Dell

From the sound of his most recent blog, Chad Dickerson ended up in a wrestling match with a new Dell system and lost.  That's bad news because Chad, who used to be the CIO at InfoWorld (now, he's at Yahoo), is one of the most technical people I know.

January 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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Jobs preparing to lift his veil of secrecy

Now that CES is over, Steve Jobs has the stage all to himself this week as the Macworld Expo gets underway (check out The Guardian's story on how Jobs preps for his major keynotes). As usual, the rumors are flying in anticipation of Jobs' keynote tomorrow morning.

January 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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InfoWorld: Eclipse is the defacto IDE for Java

If you didn't catch it in a previous blog, Sun's Tim Bray and I have a little bet going.  Even though I only asked if NetBeans should be throwing in the towel versus Eclipse, Tim bet me a dinner if, in a year from now, I thought that NetBeans should toss in the towel (which probably means a merger of the two).

January 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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Paul Thurrott on Google Pack: It's a mess

Paul Thurrott of Windows SuperSite has an in-depth review of Google Pack. Following is his conclusion:While virtually every computer company on earth is scared to death of Google, and virtually every PC user seems to be in love with them, Google Pack serves nicely as a reality check.

January 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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