Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer was a guest speaker at a conference this morning for the members of the Massachusetts Software Council, a technology trade association in that state. In attendance there was Dan Bricklin (co-creator of VisiCalc, the first PC spreadsheet) who, in his blog, summarizes what Ballmer had to say to the audience of mainly software vendors weighing in the opportunities of partnering with Microsoft.
CNET.com editor-at-large Brian Cooley did a back of the envelope calculation and reached a terrible conclusion if you're Steve Jobs.
If you are not familiar with Dr. Clayton Christensen, the distinguished Harvard Business School professor, you should be.
Are CEOs at the companies shipping the most U.S. jobs overseas pocketing some of the savings?
Although I can fry an egg (and my legs) on its underside, I'm playing around with an Apple Powerbook G4 again to see if I can use it as my primary system (right now, I'm using a Thinkpad T40).
If you've followed any of my treatises on PDAs, then you'll know that my basic position is that developers will control where the PDA war heads which in turn means that it should be a two-horse race: .Net vs.
IBM's announcement to acquire Venetica, a provider of enterprise content integration (ECM) software, is a smart move.