Robert X. CringelyColumnist, InfoWorld

The pseudonymous author Robert X. Cringely® has been covering the foibles and follies of Silicon Valley since 1986, and writes InfoWorld's Notes from the Field blog. With a fedora on his head and a keyboard in his hands, he wrangles rumors, gathers gossip, and reports the stories the world's high-tech honchos don't want you to hear.

Facebook Shame, Apple Flames, and Other Good Dish

Readers serve up strong opinions on Apple and Adobe, Facebook and privacy, and Obama and tech.

Sorry, Steve — the Apple iPad Isn't 'Revolutionary'

The uber CEO is at it again, engaging in flame email wars with bloggers over the iPad, Flash, and Apple's quest for total control.


Five Things Facebook Needs to Figure Out

After being thoroughly spanked for its privacy sins, Facebook may finally be ready to listen to its users.

Why Can't Apple Keep Any Secrets?

It appears that yet another Apple iPhone prototype has gone on a walkabout -- and this time not merely to a beer garden in Redwood City.


Does Obama Secretly Hate Technology?

Buckle your seat belts, Cringe fans, it's time for more Obama drama.

Facebook's Anti-Privacy Backlash Gains Ground

The backlash against Facebook's new anti-privacy policies is only getting stronger. It's time for the social network to respond.

The Feds May Be on to Apple's Bad Behavior

More evidence that Apple is the new Microsoft: It may be on the verge of getting investigated by Uncle Sam for antitrust violations.

iPhone Thief Revealed, Jobs Blasts Flash, Courier Killed

This week in high-tech hijinks: The iPhone 4G rogue is exposed, Steve Jobs goes medieval on Adobe, and Microsoft kills the Courier.


Net Neutrality: The Numbers Don't Add up

Have you heard the news? Passing Net neutrality rules will result in the loss of 340,000 jobs in the broadband industry and up to 1.5 million jobs overall by 2020.

Facebook's Plan to Rule the Web

Analysis: Deconstructing Facebook's latest gutsy moves to infiltrate and influence your life.

Twitter Archiving Is for the Birds

Like cockroaches, your tweets will never die, thanks to efforts by Google and the Library of Congress to archive all of Twitter.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs May Face Backlash

Apple's CEO rules iPhone development with an iron fist and his arrogance knows no bounds. But a palace rebellion may be brewing.

Microsoft's Next of Kin: No Cure for Smartphone Fatigue

Microsoft's two new slider cell phones, the Kin One and Kin Two--successors to the beloved but aging-faster-than-Mickey-Rourke Sidekick--aren't enough to get excited about.


Apple iPad's Real Magic Is in Public Reaction

Is the iPad truly a game-changing device, or just more Apple hype? It's both, actually.


ISPs vs. FCC: Federal Ruling Is Blow to Net Neutrality

The National Broadband Plan and Net neutrality are in jeopardy after a federal court ruled the FCC can't regulate ISPs.