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 Timeline: A Narcissist's Dream Come True

If status updates, check-ins, photos, and videos aren't enough for you, Facebook Timeline now lets you tell your life story your way.

Keep it Classy, Yahoo and TechCrunch

Yahoo fires Carol Bartz over the phone, while three major egos duke it out at AOL. This hasn't been the Web's proudest week

Just How Evil is Google?

Google knew it was breaking U.S. laws by running ads for foreign pharmaceuticals--and did it anyway. What else have the Googlers been lying about?

Stop the Patent Insanity, Now!

Patent battles between Apple, Samsung, Google, Microsoft, and more are dragging down the tech industry. It's time to end the madness

This Just In: The Tablet Era is Over

If PCs are allegedly dead, then so are tablets. Also dead: clocks, radios, and sundials.

It's a Hacker's World, We Just Live in it

Analysis: This year's Defcon and Black Hat conferences show that hacking has gone mainstream. But some digital deviants still need to get spanked

Just How Stupid are Internet Explorer Users?

A new survey suggests that IE users are the dumbest of the dumb. Cringely is trying hard not to say 'I told you so'