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

How smart is SMART?

Most disk drives include a feature named SMART - Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology - intended to tell you if your drive is dying. Can you rely on it?

November 26, 2007 by


Google's secret home-brew 10 gigE switch

Has Google has built its own 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch - one far cheaper and power-efficient than existing switches - as it seeks to widen its infrastructure cost advantage over Yahoo, MSN and AOL?Andrew Schmitt, an analyst at Nyquist Capital makes the case.

November 18, 2007 by


The governmental-communications complex: net neutrality now!

This isn't about technologyGeorge Ou ought to be in marketing: his impassioned apology for Comcast's intrusive "network management" (see A rational debate on Comcast traffic management) almost makes sense.By dragging the discussion down into the details of cable's technical inadequacies he glosses over the important issues.

November 7, 2007 by


PS3 gamers are real world heroes

Quick, are gamers socially impaired, violence prone losers or technically hip, socially conscious good guys? The numbers don't lie: Sony Playstation3 participation is 30x that of Windows machines in Stanford's disease fighting Folding@home project.

November 5, 2007 by