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

Microsoft's Scoble questions ZDNet's agenda

In his last response to my response to his response to my attack on the credibility of his report on Technorati (did you follow that?), Microsoft evangelist Robert Scoble asks and implies  some questions that deserved to be answered.

July 18, 2005 by David Berlind


Dialogue on definition of 'open' continues

IBM's senior program manager of Web services Standards Tom Glover (also president, and Chairman of the Board for the Web Services-Interoperability (WS-I) Organization) has responded to my feedback on defining open.  Why define open?

July 18, 2005 by David Berlind


HP exchanges 15K jobs for new $15.3M CIO

I couldn't help but spot the irony in the fact that in the same week that HP announced it would be laying off approximately 15,000 employees, it also announced it would be taking on one new employee who will be getting a compensation package with an estimated worth of $15.3 million per year.

July 18, 2005 by David Berlind


Blog first and ask questions later?

The Promethean Dave Winer (who I wrote about here) chimed in to the percolating Berlind/Scoble (chief Microsoft geek blogger) conversation about their respective views on Technorati and blogging styles:Meanwhile Scoble is getting some grief from ZDNet's David Berlind. I've gotten this kind of grief myself, and it's based on a big misunderstanding.

July 16, 2005 by Dan Farber


What it means to be Scobleized

This past Friday, before signing off for the weekend, I took Microsoft's Robert Scoble to task for what, in my opinion, was a grossly unjust review of the services provided by Technorati. Robert Scoble is the publisher of the very popular blog Scobleizer and I felt his coverage was unjust for two reasons.

July 16, 2005 by David Berlind


Setting Scoble's record on Technorati straight

Although I try to stay away from issues concerning the blogo-journosphere here on Between the Lines (it's just not very IT-related), I've decided to come out for a whirl of it today since someone else's coverage of the "blojosphere" draws some unfairly levied criticism at a company that I've been studying closely as well as some attention to the blogging/journalism rub.

July 15, 2005 by David Berlind

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A case for government CTOs

A recent report by the NGA (National Governor's Association) Center for Best Practices reiterated the need for Governors to have strong, effective CIOs to manage their IT infrastructure.  You might think this is a foregone conclusion, but some states still wonder, and each new wave of Governors struggles with the right mix anew.

July 15, 2005 by Phil Windley


JotSpot reorients itself

Joe Kraus of Jotspot came by my office today and we chatted for about 30 minutes about how his wiki-based platform and applications are evolving. Joe has ample Web 1.

July 14, 2005 by Dan Farber


Larry Rosen: 'Good time' not fast enough for open source/standards

Two recent posts of mine -- one about the Apache/OASIS snafu and another that uses that snafu as an example of how commercial software vendors' long-time dalliance with open standards may turn out to be deals with open source devils (for them) -- have drawn heated debate regarding the confict over differences in open source licenses and those of so-called open-standards.

July 14, 2005 by David Berlind