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.

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Cost at center of Philly Wi-Fi debate

A letter from Philadelphia Councilman Frank Rizzo denouncing the city's controversial Wi-Fi plan has surfaced as an editorial in the Chicago Tribune, Wi-Fi Net News reports. While Rizzo isn't injecting any fuel into the ongoing political debate over municipal Wi-Fi, he is questioning the cost of the project.

April 8, 2005 by Chris Jablonski

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The "Top Ten" most inexcusable failures of technology?

Just about everywhere you look on the Internet, in newspapers and magazines, and even on TV, you'll see new and innovative products being showered with accolades and awards. As a former lab director at Ziff Davis, I was a part of the testing and reviews engine that hoisted great products onto the pedestal while raking the poorly done ones through the coals.

April 8, 2005 by David Berlind

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VoIP is giving the states heartburn

Calling Vonage "the Amazon of VoIP," arecent article in Governing magazine discusses the issues surrounding theregulation and taxation of VoIP. The reason for the Amazon comparisonis a feeling in the minds of State government officials that this"problem" is analogous to the issues States have in collecting sales taxrevenues on eCommerce sales.

April 8, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Linux/Windows celebrity deathmatch anyone?

Comparisons of Linux versus Windows (and open source to close source) just ain't what they used to be. In the old days, it was just one invective after another coming from both sides of the fence.

April 7, 2005 by David Berlind

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If you could be HP's CEO for a day...

In his relatively new gig (Grassroots Journalism), Dan Gillmor is developing a knack for calling out over-the-top excessiveness when it's begging to be called out. It's the main reason I follow Gillmor's blog.

April 7, 2005 by David Berlind

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Lessig: A war against the freedom to innovate

Stanford law professor and free software advocate Lawrence Lessig called on the open source community to stand up and fight or risk being buried by patent-wielding legacy businesses with arsenals of powerful lawyers. "There is a war against the freedom to innovate and this community has done way too little to resist," Lessig said.

April 6, 2005 by Dan Farber

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