Robin Harris

Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, based in Sedona, Arizona. He has over 30 years in the IT industry, including DEC and Sun, and degrees from Yale and the Wharton School.

Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

Latest Posts

Apple's new Macbooks: flop or fiasco?

The news that Apple has cut Macbook production by 20-30% may not be surprising given the world economy. But when HP reports that their Q3 notebook revenue grew 26% and Mac resellers are offering rebates on the new 'books things have gone very wrong in Cupertino.

November 24, 2008 by


Where flash belongs

Putting flash into disk packaging, while convenient, is sub-optimal. Disk latency is so great that no one worries about adding a few hundred microseconds to an I/O.

November 10, 2008 by


How to read your FBI file

As part of the occasional series Life in post-Constitutional America I'm pleased to offer a brief primer on How to read your FBI file. It isn't as easy as you'd think, since the FBI has failed several times to create a modern data management system - which may not be a bad thing.

October 1, 2008 by