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.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

Latest Posts

ZDNet reader-contributed Laugh of the Day

In reading about how Microsoft mistakenly cut and pasted the system requirements (66 MHz/486)  for Internet Explorer 6 into the system requirements for Internet Explorer 7,  ZDNet reader Erik Engbrecht writes: I wonder how many other errors were cut & pasted from IE6 to IE7......

April 27, 2006 by David Berlind


Shouldn't vendors practice what they preach?

When Microsoft's Internet Plaforms and Security marketing director Gary Schare indicated that a misleading typo on Microsoft's Web site (discovered by a ZDNet reader) would be corrected within hours of his reception of my email about the snafu, the first word that came to my mind was "nimble."  I thought, here's a vendor that practices what it preaches.

April 27, 2006 by David Berlind


IE7 on a 66 MHz 486? MS says it's a cut-n-paste error.

Yesterday, ZDNet reader Bruce Arnold received an email from Microsoft regarding the most recently issued beta version of Internet Explorer 7.  Arnold forwarded a copy to ZDNet wondering whether the system requirements portion of the email could actually be so.

April 26, 2006 by David Berlind


Is Linux your OS religion?

I have come to the conclusion that picking a desktop operating system is a lot like picking a religion.  No matter what choice is made, for many it will be made on faith alone -- and with the absolute certainty that their choice is the only true choice!

April 26, 2006 by Marc Wagner


Net neutrality loses another round

 Declan McCullagh reports on the latest twist in the Net neutrality saga. In this episode, the Democrats efforts to protect consumers and businesses from overreaching by network operators, such as charging content providers additional fees for faster delivery, were turned back by a  House Energy and Commerce Committee vote.

April 26, 2006 by Dan Farber


Influence 2.0

Redmonker James Governor reflects on the blurring lines between analyst, consultant, blogger, journalist, and how vendors need to adapt to the new spheres and patterns of influence.My take: the critical point about any influencer program is understanding influence as a lifecycle.

April 26, 2006 by Dan Farber


Getting real-time journalism right

Excerpted Tim Bray regarding my podcast interview of him earlier this week: I got email late yesterday from David Berlind: “Hey, can I call you for a minute?” He wanted commentary on a story he was writing......

April 26, 2006 by David Berlind


Next generation social networks & unintended consequences

Recently, I wrote that social networks were double-edged swords for media companies… they can be assets, or liabilities.  While I’ve generally been quite positive about the strategic implications of media companies owning a social network, indulge me for a moment as I now go in the opposite direction by painting a potential “nightmare” scenario.

April 25, 2006 by Robert Young