Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.

Paula Rooney

Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.

Latest Posts

What open source should tell the FCC

What has happened in this last decade is that we allowed private monopolists to become the government. Government should go back to performing its legitimate role, setting the rules of the road, assuring that competition is a continuous process, and adjudicating disputes.

April 9, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn


It's the recession stupid

What will work? Owning it. Sharing the pain, expanding your corporate network, innovating, and keeping a wary eye on expenses. What business schools might call blocking and tackling. What your rabbi would call being a mensch.

April 9, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn


Yet another open source RIA tool

It's true that, when Rich Internet Application technologies like AJAX first emerged, the tools for creating such files left something to be desired. What seems to have happened since is that many companies have created their own tools, and now want to gain some benefit from that.

April 8, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn


Any friends OK for open source?

Pentaho has been accused of nothing, that I am making no accusations against them. I'm just asking whether there is such a thing as appearances. This Satyam scandal has been brewing for months, and Pentaho signs on the line which is dotted just as it explodes?

April 8, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn


How will Netbooks change our computing lives

Instead of being an end in itself, which a laptop becomes, a Netbook is a means to the end, the end in this case being the Internet. Its competition, for better or worse, is the iPhone, and it competes based on an interface that can accommodate 10 fingers and a PC screen's aspect ratio.

April 7, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn