Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Latest Posts

Kinks in the armor of the MS-Sun deal?

Last week, while in Australia and downplaying the importance of last year's watershed agreement between Sun and Microsoft, Sun developer products CTO and father of Java James Gosling proclaimed that "We're still trying to work out what that agreement means. In some levels, it's actually meaning less and less.

February 7, 2005 by David Berlind

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Real-time augmented reality

Augmented reality systems essentially bring the special effects ofmovies into more practical uses. Maybe one of the simplest examples are thesystems that let you see what your house will look like with the paintscheme you've picked out.

February 7, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Google as mental prosthetic

I gave a talk recently at which many people had Wi-Fi-enabled PCs open on their laps. It puts a lot of pressure on a speaker when your audience has Google and your own technical resources are limited to a flaky lapel mike and a glass of water.

February 7, 2005 by Dan Farber


Super Bowl advertisers use Net for end run around NFL, Fox

Thanks in part to the a mention in the very popular Scobelizer blog from Microsoft's Robert Scoble, word is spreading 'round the net very quickly that, at the request of the NFL, Fox Television yanked the second scheduled run of's commercial based on its content.

February 7, 2005 by David Berlind


Google "priced to perfection"

In his blog, John Battelle writes that analysts, who expect Google to perform flawlessly over the next year or so, are calling the company's stock "priced to perfection.

February 4, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


ex-World Bank CTO: Desktop Linux Interrupted

If you're a member of the press and you write anything that's remotely critical of Linux's chances of success on the desktop (which I have), the Linux community unleashes a fury of fire and brimstone upon you. Invariably, your credentials to make any such judgment are dragged through the mud and a few people who like to take the heat get into the fire in your defense and the angry mob becomes even more enraged.

February 4, 2005 by David Berlind


Gosling cites huge security hole in .Net

Renai LeMay of ZDNet Australia reports on the latest comments regarding Microsoft from Java father and Sun developer products CTO James Gosling. After calling Sun's technical agreement with Microsoft less and less meaningful, Gosling called Microsoft's support of C and C++ in the common language runtime (CLR) in .

February 4, 2005 by Dan Farber


Dan Bricklin ponders technology evolution and innovation

I joined the Gillmor Gang forthis week's edition with featured guest Dan Bricklin, one of the creators of VisiCalc and other innovative software. During the show, Dan gives his views on where innovation is happening today and what's in store for the future as technology evolves.

February 4, 2005 by Dan Farber