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.
Why your life and the lives of your children and grandchildren are going to be a whole lot better than they might have been.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Leadership, I’ve come to believe, is not about knowledge, but character.
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.
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.)
In a stunning example of tough talk from a diplomat, Secretary of State Clinton makes the case for free speech in cyberspace.
Get ready for Google's Nexus One and the Apple Tablet.
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).
Like Afghanistan, Obama really doesn't want to deal with unemployment, so we get a PR stunt instead of anything substantive.
That's how the bitter feud between Intel and Advanced Micro Devices finally concluded.
What do World War II, Apple vs. Microsoft, and the Republic of Armenia have in common?
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.)
Congress finally does something right for the hi-tech industry.
There's still no clear indication whether the U.S. economy is actually recovering or sinking into recession.
All of the prosperity I see returning to Silicon Valley is, in fact, something of an illusion.
How Microsoft and T-Mobile betrayed over a million users of the Sidekick smartphone.
Not only has the tech revolution come to the real estate business, but there is a technology arms race going on right now.