Articles By Robert X. Cringely

Microsoft should focus more on quality products, less on bad marketing

It seems Microsoft didn't get pummeled enough in the "I'm a Mac, you're a PC" ad campaign, so it's coming back for more. This time the marketing marvels at Microsoft have cooked up

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Robert X. Cringely

Top eight tech twits of 2009

Once again it's time for me to honour the individuals who acted the most like turkeys over the last 11 months. (Next month I'll get to my awards for malfeasance and general ass-hattedness

Published on: November 27th, 2009 Robert X. Cringely

Facebook advertisers scam users into forking over cash

I've written a bit lately about how cyberthieves using social media to scam people. It turns out the most egregious scammers are many "legitimate" companies that run deceptive ads on these networks.TechCrunch has

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Robert X. Cringely

Can Google Profiles Save Your Reputation?

I call it the Google Effect -- the mishmash that occurs when folks search for you on the Web and find other people who share your name but none of your charming personal

Published on: May 10th, 2009 Robert X. Cringely

Days of blogging for big bucks might be over

Dan Lyons, a journalist better known to geekdom as the Fake Steve Jobs, has declared the blogging industry kaput. It has expired. It is deceased, it is pushing up daisies, it has joined

Published on: February 13th, 2009 Robert X. Cringely

Teacher’s living nightmare could have been avoided with some IT smarts

Since I posted my screed last week about Julie Amero, the Connecticut middle school teacher who almost did hard time because a computer in her classroom was infected with malware, I heard from

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Robert X. Cringely

Google’s half-hearted privacy policies

Hi, my name's Cringely, and I am powerless over my Google addiction. ("Hi, Cringely.")If there actually were a 12-step group called Googler's Anonymous, I think millions of us would join -- as long

Published on: September 17th, 2008 Robert X. Cringely

Is Sarah Palin a hacker?

As we've learned over the last few days, the presumptive GOP candidate for vice president is many things: a reformist governor, a hunter, an ex-beauty queen, a mother of five, a physical fitness

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Robert X. Cringely

No big bargain in Vista price cut

Stop the presses: Windows Vista Ultimate is now cheaper than ever!Yes, Microsoft has done something I can't remember ever doing before: it slashed the price of its own operating system. You can now

Published on: March 5th, 2008 Robert X. Cringely