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Mike Elgan is an opinion columnist at large who writes for Computerworld.com, The Raw Feed, TechGear and many other online and print publications. In the past, Mike has worked as chief editor for Windows Magazine, HP World Magazine, Inside HP, HP World News, The Palm Reader, Palm News, Road Tricks, Portable Life News, Laptop Life, BuzzWords, Pocket Windows and Portable Windows. The World Is My Office

Buzz, Facebook, Twitter Fuel 'Social Insecurity'

We've innovated our way into a strange new world of privacy compromise and confusion, where privacy is often violated by default.

How Digitized Content Democratizes Knowledge

Analysis: If more people read classics written by geniuses instead of trash written by self-aggrandizing TV talking heads, how would that change the public discourse?

Tired Technologies that Should Die Off in 2010

Let's hope these long-in-the-tooth tech clunkers finally kick the bucket this year.

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Why Tablets Will Kill Netbooks

7 reasons tablets rock, while netbooks are nearing the end of their day in the sun.

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Why E-book Readers Make Bad Holiday Gifts

Sure, the e-book market has never been better — but that doesn't mean you should buy an e-book reader as a gift. At least not this year.

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Smooth Windows 7 Launch? Look Closer.

Analysis: There's only one explanation for the crashes, unfunny promos, glitches and hardware switch -- the Windows curse.

Cell Phones Blur the Line Between Work and Life

The iPhone's win in JD Power's satisfaction survey proves there's no such thing as a "business cell phone."

There's Lots to Love About Facebook Lite

With optimized HTML, fewer ads, and smaller images, Facebook Lite tastes great and is less filling.

4 Changes Facebook Needs to Live

Analysis: Here's how Facebook could rule the world -- if only it doesn't blow the chance.

Why Every Child Needs a GPS Cell Phone

The root of America's health crisis is bad habits formed in childhood. To protect children from harm, parents are keeping kids indoors, where they get sick.

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10 Things We Hate About Wireless Carriers

The companies that provide cell phone voice and data make their billions by cheating. They must be stopped.

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iPhone 3G S? Who cares?

Analysis: Cell phones used to be about hardware first, but no longer. Let's see that 3.0 software update again.

Calling Dell: Time to Buy Palm

Palm needs the money, Dell needs a phone: It's a Silicon Valley match made in heaven.

Bing, Wave, and Other Painful Attempts to Change Culture

Bashing Bing, Whacking Wave

How Your Digital Gear Can Help You Sleep

Our gadgets may keep us us up at night, losing sleep -- but some have functions that enhance those downtimes, too.

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