Mark GibbsContributing Editor, Network World

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Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has advised on and developed product and service marketing for many businesses and he has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at

Cinemas Will Die Out and Museums Will Have to Evolve

Analysis: When it comes to things like movies and museums, it's all about the experience. And our expectations are changing.


Liar Liar, Brain's Been Fired

Analysis: What will happen when we can no longer lie?

Who Are You? Non? Anon?

Analysis: Mark Gibbs ponders anonymity. At least, it might be Gibbs ... how would you know?

Maps on the iPad

I have a thing for maps. And maps on the iPad? Talk about enthusiastic.

Freedom and Privacy, R.I.P.

There are two kinds of privacy, and if both aren't already lost, they soon will be.

My iOS Love Affair

Gibbs keeps finding iOS products that impress him.

LiveDrive, Online Storage Excellence

Over the last few years we've seen an explosion of online or "cloud" storage services. Prices have fallen, features have improved, and the target markets have expanded from enterprise to SMB to consumers.

Impersonator, a Different Kind of Virtualization

Gibbs' quest to resurrect an old Windows 98 game ends in success with an emulator that isn't.

Making Screen Savers and Finding Leaks

Making screen savers and finding date leakage, oh my.

Share Netflix? Share a Jail Cell

Analysis: Tennessee is apparently in the pocket of the RIAA in an alleged crusade against piracy.

Spot Connect Sends Location Data When There's No Wireless Available

This gizmo tethers to your cell but uses satellite to send check-in, track progress or help messages.

10 Crucial Apps for Gearheads

RIM Pulls a Zombie out of the Hat

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook could have been good but, well, it just isn't.

Five More Networking Tools

Gibbs lists the final five of his top ten networking tools

Top 5 Networking Tools

Gibbs lists the first five of his top 10 networking tools.