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.

The Huffington Post: The Hamburger Helper of Web Journalism

New York Times editor Bill Keller called Arianna Huffington the nastiest name he could think of: content aggregator. He's absolutely right

Facebook Comments: The Death of Online Anonymity

Facebook wants to manage the comments on your blog (and a million others). Say hello to the Facebookization of the Web and good-bye to online anonymity

Facebook and iPad: Leading the Pack in Fake Internet Rumors

According to the Internet, a Saudi prince is buying Facebook, and Apple will offer a white iPad. It just goes to show you that the Internet can be wrong.

Apple: You Say You Want a Revolution?

A furor is rising over Apple's new subscription plans. If Apple doesn't respond quickly, its iPad empire could topple.

IBM's Watson Makes It Official: Humanity Is Toast

"I for one welcome our new computer overlords," says Ken Jennings, the guy who used to be the world's biggest "Jeopardy" egghead. It's the beginning of the end for our kind.

Is Google Corrupt?

Google was thoroughly conned by SEO experts hired by JCPenney. Can we trust its search result rankings at all?