Tom Foremski

Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.

Latest Posts

The secret thoughts of the Internet society

The most compelling content on the Internet this summer is AOL's release of search terms linked to individual users. This is a glimpse into the human condition that goes way beyond anything we have seen, beyond Dostoevsky, Dickens, Balzac, Melville, or anybody else.

August 14, 2006 by


Where is the disruption from the Internet?

My recent conversation with IBM's top strategist, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, about the disruptive effects of PC technologies reminded me of a key insight I had about the Internet, that almost made me faint(!)Two years ago, on a sunny afternoon walking along Geary Street in San Francisco, I was thinking: where was the disruption from the Internet?

August 1, 2006 by


IBM researchers predicted PC disruption

It is the 25 year anniversary of the PC and I have long wondered if the industry standard technologies that resulted from the PC revolution were accidental because the computer industry always favored proprietary technologies.It was good to discuss this subject when I recently met with IBM's top strategist, Irving Wladawsky-Berger.

July 31, 2006 by