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I, Cringely - The Survival of the Nerdiest with Robert X. Cringely
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Sex symbol, airplane enthusiast and intrepid adventurer Robert X. Cringely - the nerdiest of them all?

Robert X. Cringely
Who Is Robert X. Cringely?

For eight years from 1987-95, Robert X. Cringely wrote the Notes From the Field column in InfoWorld, a weekly computer trade newspaper. He is also the author of the best-selling book Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date.

Most recently, Cringely was the host and writer of the Maryland Public Television documentary "The Tranformation Age: Surviving a Technology Revolution with Robert X. Cringely." (If you'd like to own "The Transformation Age," you can order it here. Cringely's work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Upside, Success, Worth, and many other magazines and newspapers.

The sex symbol, airplane enthusiast and adventurer continues to write about personal computers and has an active consulting business in Silicon Valley, selling his cybersoul to the highest bidder.

On Why You Should Pay Any Attention to Him

When it comes to information technology, I know what I am talking about. Thirty years in and around the PC business have earned me wisdom, if not wealth. It's not that I am so smart, but that my friends are smart. The best and brightest in Silicon Valley talk to me all the time. It's my job to sift through their thoughts for valuable bits to share with you. But wait, if I am so great, why is this service free? Good question! Maybe it's time to renegotiate my contract with PBS.

On How You Can Reach Him to Tell Him He's a Dipstick

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On the Existence of Other Cringelys

Through a cruel twist of fate having to do with federal judges and unscrupulous lawyers there is, for the moment, more than one Robert X. Cringely. You are right now reading the one true Cringely, author, raconteur, TV personality, and pizza delivery specialist. The "other" Cringely writes a column on the back page of InfoWorld, a weekly PC trade rag.

Cringely on the Boob Tube

To date, Robert X. Cringely has starred in various PBS specials. So if you just can't get enough of the Cringely insight and wit, check out these options.

Triumph of the Nerds
A history of the PC industry.

Y2K: The Winter of Our Disconnect
Which anticipated the changes that the Y2K bug would (and wouldn't) bring.

Digital TV: A Cringely Crash Course
If you haven't heard, television is going digital, and how we watch television is going to change forever.

Electric Money
Join Bob in an exploration of the history and transformation of money from Money Before Computers to the E-Money Revolution.

Plane Crazy
An ill-fated attempt to build an airplane in 30 days.

Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet
Which is just what it sounds.