Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

Latest Posts


Amazon's removal of George Orwell ebooks from every Kindle with a paid entitlement is not only ironic in context but has frightening ramifications in terms of privacy and content ownership.

July 18, 2009 by


Frugal Friday: Hewlett-Packard Tech Support, Amazon as "Big Brother", Apollo 11 40th Anniversary, Scientific Linux

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about my experience with Hewlett-Packard's service and support, Amazon's "Big Brother" approach to Kindle digital content rights management, the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and talk with Troy Dawson, one of the lead developers of Scientific Linux, a free clone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS.

July 17, 2009 by


Trafficking in Michael Jackson

The news of Michael Jackson's death and subsequent coverage of his memorial service brought the Internet to a crawl and saturated even the most robust of content delivery networks.When the King of Pop died last week, I swore that I was going to be tasteful and not cover it.

July 8, 2009 by


Frugal Friday: Optimum Ultra and DOCSIS 3.0, Crapware, When to replace a PC, Engine Yard and Ruby on Rails

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss my adventures in Optimum Ultra 100Mbps cable broadband service (and experience the hilarity of early adoption when my VOIP cuts out 3 times during the broadcast) the bane of crapware, the decision of when to replace a small business computer, and talk to Michael Mullany, Vice President of Marketing for Engine Yard, a cloud-based Ruby on Rails application hosting provider.Click here to listen to the July 3, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.

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