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

Computer viruses could infect humans?

Kevin Warwick, professor of cybernetics at Reading University in England, warns that computer viruses could infect humans... "We're looking at software viruses and biological viruses becoming one and the same....

November 12, 2004 by ZDNet


InfoWorld: Rollins reiterates AMD's role in Dell's future

For the second time in a week, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins has gone on record as saying that the company will very likely offer AMD-based products. Last week, at Forrester Research's Executive Strategy Forum, Rollins said "We believe there will come a time when we use AMD products, too.

November 11, 2004 by David Berlind


Bidding for HP's MIPS? Perhaps Carly should call Meg.

Under HP's new bid-for-compute-time scheme (known as Tycoon) which, for all intents and purposes turns MIPs (millions of instructions per second) into a commodity, perhaps compute power from the company should be listed on Chicago's Mercantile Exchange along with cattle and pork bellies. Or maybe HP CEO Carly Fiorina should drop a line to eBay CEO Meg Whitman to facilitate the bidding.

November 10, 2004 by David Berlind


The technological soft underbelly

FBI Deputy Assistant Director (and acting head of the FBI's CyberDivision) Steve Martinez recently had some interesting things to say about how cybercrime is dominated by sophisticated Eastern European gangs..."Tools and methods used by these increasingly skilled hackers could be employed to cripple our economy and attack our critical infrastructure as part of a terrorist plot.

November 10, 2004 by ZDNet