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

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


A further look into utility computing and transparent pricing

After a few days of immersion in Sun's orbit, you have to take a step back to access whether the well-crafted presentations about grids , Java, Solaris 10 , open source , subscription pricing and processor threads are the road to riches or a black hole in the making. I admit I am a fan of the grid infrastructure and software-as-a-service models, and the notion of commodity-like pricing (not that the underlying technology is a commodity) is on the horizon.

February 3, 2005 by ZDNet


IBM and Sun: Using the system vs. beating it

Through Technorati, I was led to a quickly sprouting tree of threads regarding my recent commentary on Sun's 1,600 patent deal, and then my colleague Dana Blankenhorn's follow-up to that. First, I think I was able to follow all of the various branches to their ends and want to say that I appreciate some of the compliments.

February 3, 2005 by David Berlind


Amidst piracy crackdown, has Windows jumped the shark?

After seeing Arthur "the Fonz" Fonzarelli jump over a threatening shark while water skiing in an episode of the classic television series Happy Days, Jon Hein knew that there was no better metaphor than "jumping the shark" to describe that absurd moment in a TV series' history when its producers officially put the show on life support. After reading today's news -- It's Windows vs.

February 2, 2005 by David Berlind