Monthly Archives: January 2009

27th Jan, 2009

Apple and the media

By | January 27th, 2009|Tech|38 Comments

I forgot to post a link here on the blog when the article went up on Newsweek.com. My take on how the media helped Apple cover up for Steve Jobs and his health problems is here.

27th Jan, 2009

Could Silicon Valley become the next Detroit?

By | January 27th, 2009|Tech|16 Comments

My article on this, from the latest Newsweek, is here. HP, the biggest tech company, is ringing an alarm bell about the future of science and technology. It’s scary stuff. We’re already starving science and engineering students of funding. That may only get worse if we spend billions bailing out banks and automakers. Money quote: 

Nobody at HP wants to come out and say we should let automakers die. But it must gall them to see bright, aspiring scientists starved […]

8th Jan, 2009

Palm Pre rocks CES

By | January 8th, 2009|Tech|77 Comments

Geeks are raving about Palm’s new Pre phone and Linux-based Web OS, which is looking like the hit of the show.  I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the device last month and my write-up on it for Newsweek is here. The Pre is a slick looking slider phone with an OS that leapfrogs the competition and features that iPhone users have been craving. Some specs from my Newsweek piece:

The phone has 8 gigabytes of storage, […]

7th Jan, 2009

Posting again

By | January 7th, 2009|Tech|65 Comments

I’ve been filing a lot out of Macworld and will have more coming later in week from CES. (Groan.) Latest is “Macworld, MacBoring,” describing the sad-ass spectacle that was yesterday’s Macworld keynote by Phil Schiller and wondering, “Is Apple’s golden era over?” Left out of this article (because I filed fast) was the fact that despite the lameness of the keynote, and the lack of anything really exciting, there was no shortage of bootlicking fanboys in the audience, cheering […]