Collateral damage on the road to digeracy

Back in the early 1980s, PC Magazine was a welcome arrival at one’s snailmail box. It carried voices of authority on that new animal, the Personal Computer. The voices were knowledgeable without pontificating, expert-like, but never condescending. PCM’s authority came from people like Bill Machrone , the magazine’s mythological editor cum publisher, John C. Dvorak, … Continue reading Collateral damage on the road to digeracy

Chutzpah by any other name

There are many definitions of the term Chutzpah– my gran’s description of someone with chutzpah is “a person who kills his parents and then asks for the court’s mercy becasue he’s an orphan.” I wish I could pit Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer against gran – she would have taken him apart.