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Michael S. Malone

Michael S. Malone is one of the nation's best-known technology writers. He has covered Silicon Valley and high-tech for more than 25 years.
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Steve Jobs: An Unexpected Appreciation

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 - by Michael S. Malone

Having spent much of my life dealing with the Steve Jobs phenomenon, I can say that it was only in the last few years that he became the great figure he was always destined to be.

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Moore’s Law Lives: the Future Is Still Alive

Sunday, May 8th, 2011 - by Michael S. Malone

Why your life and the lives of your children and grandchildren are going to be a whole lot better than they might have been.

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A Different Kind of Life

Friday, April 1st, 2011 - by Michael S. Malone

Paul Baran helped invent the Internet; but in the end, he also taught us how to live our own lives, from beginning to end, in the Internet Age.

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The Photograph—Updated, with an Additional Photo

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 - by Michael S. Malone

This past Christmas, thanks to a photograph I received from out of the blue, I was able to turn to my wife and sons and say, “There’s my childhood.” And to tell myself: even though it was nearly a half-century ago, it was real. Update 1/20/11: Per the request of the readers, another photo referenced in the article has been added at end of the piece.

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The Honored Dead

Sunday, August 8th, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

It was a California connection that had brought our small group of Silicon Valley Boy Scouts and dads to this quiet corner of the Potomac, where a classic early battle of the Civil War occurred.

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A Gathering of Eagles

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

After a decade of controversy, Scouting has become something you don’t discuss with your sophisticated, bien-pensant friends. To then be marching with legions of Scouts before thousands cheering in DC, was far more overwhelming than the local heat.

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An American Life

Saturday, July 24th, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

As my mother lay dying, 4th of July fireworks were exploding beyond her hospital window. That seemed appropriate, as hers was a quintessential American life, the likes of which, in our very different world, we are unlikely to ever see again.

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AntennaGate and the Future of Apple

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

A lot of people saw Jobs' tone at the press conference on the iPhone 4G's "AntennaGate" flap as contempt for his customers. His attitude seemed to be: look at all that I’ve done for you people — and now you quibble over some trifle?

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The Leap of Leadership

Sunday, June 20th, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

Leadership, I’ve come to believe, is not about knowledge, but character.

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The Apple Empire Strikes Back

Saturday, May 1st, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

Are bloggers "journalists"? Are journalists journalists any longer? As the old media dies and the new media finds its footing, the Gizmodo/Apple iPhone G4 affair raises troubling questions.

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Tablet Dreams

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

What is it about tablet computers that have long made them so appealing?

(And don't miss "Beyond the iPad Hype" by Edgelings' Scott Budman for a contrarian take.)

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Hillary Talks Internet Freedom

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

In a stunning example of tough talk from a diplomat, Secretary of State Clinton makes the case for free speech in cyberspace.

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How Obama Can Fix the Economy

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

How about a different approach, Mr. President?

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Will 2010 Be a Good Year for Tech?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

Get ready for Google's Nexus One and the Apple Tablet.

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An Obituary for Obituaries

Friday, December 11th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

The nation's newspapers face a Hobson's choice: either convince the government to bail them out (and lose their independence) or abandon the news for something else (and continue losing their credibility).

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The PR … er, the Jobs Summit

Friday, December 4th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

Like Afghanistan, Obama really doesn't want to deal with unemployment, so we get a PR stunt instead of anything substantive.

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Not with a Bang, But with a Whimper

Saturday, November 28th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

That's how the bitter feud between Intel and Advanced Micro Devices finally concluded.

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An Autumn Cornucopia

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

What do World War II, Apple vs. Microsoft, and the Republic of Armenia have in common?

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No Size Fits All: A New Book From PJ Media’s Michael S. Malone

Friday, November 13th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

Despite the title of a best-selling book of a few years back, it turns out that the world isn’t flat. (Watch Ed Driscoll's recent video interview with Malone here.)

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Sanity Comes to Sarbanes

Monday, November 9th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

Congress finally does something right for the hi-tech industry.

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The Economy Wants to Recover — But Will It?

Sunday, November 1st, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

There's still no clear indication whether the U.S. economy is actually recovering or sinking into recession.

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The High Tech Sandwich: Missing the Meat

Sunday, October 25th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

All of the prosperity I see returning to Silicon Valley is, in fact, something of an illusion.

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Sorry, the ‘Cloud’ Ate Your Data

Saturday, October 17th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

How Microsoft and T-Mobile betrayed over a million users of the Sidekick smartphone.

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Saturday, October 10th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

Not only has the tech revolution come to the real estate business, but there is a technology arms race going on right now.

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Thinking Humans, Intelligent Computers

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

Are we really on the brink of the age of truly thinking, even conscious, machines?

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