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

The 5 Stages of iPhone Acceptance

The Five Stages of the Kübler-Ross modelThe iPhone has become such a part of our collective consciousness that soon entire books are going to be written about the sociological impact of such a groundbreaking, Insanely Great device. Why, it's so dammed important, that it's probably pointless to write about any other pressing computing or technology issue.

July 14, 2008 by



My wife Rachel has been awaiting the iPhone 3G for several months. Even though I am wedded to my beloved BlackBerry, she wanted to be able to carry a single device to play her music, act as a phone, and to be able to check her email.

July 11, 2008 by


VMWare: Time to Pay the Open Source Piper

It would not be an exaggeration to say that yesterday was a very bad day for VMWare.My friend and fellow tech blogger colleague at ComputerWorld, Steven J Vaughn-Nichols, thinks the company will be down for the count when they take their next hit, that essentially, the company should be treated like the walking dead.

July 8, 2008 by


SIMORE dual SIM card -- FrankenBerry is ALIVE!

Two weeks ago, I kvetched about my wretched existence of having to carry two separate mobile devices for Voice and Data use -- a regular 3G cellphone and my inseparable BlackBerry 8820. Apparently, I'm not alone in this situation: some of you told me that you even carry two or more separate cell phones to have two phone numbers, one for work and one for personal use, and this doesn't count the other kit you have to carry with you, such as your MP3 player, your GPS unit and your camera.

July 7, 2008 by


How to make sweet lemonade out of sour Vista lemons

In a previous article I talked about some of the ways Microsoft might be able to learn from its mistakes with Windows Vista and deliver a winner with Windows 7. I also hit pretty close to home with a number of readers when I talked about the real world problems my own Mother-in-law has been having with her Vista machine -- and how I may have to eventually downgrade her to XP.

July 6, 2008 by