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December 2008
End Game: Cringely's predictions for 2009 including the coming showdown between Apple and Microsoft.
Status: [OPEN] comments (170)

Insanely Great: What if Steve Jobs ran one of the Big Three auto companies?
Status: [OPEN] comments (271) | links (5) | poll

November 2008
Saving Detroit: It's the Cars, Stupid
Status: [CLOSED] comments (190) | links (5) | poll

Not Enough Indians: Chief Yahoo Jerry Yang's -$20 billion legacy
Status: [CLOSED] comments (118) | links (5) | poll

Now For Something Completely Different: Cringely For U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Status: [OPEN] comments (139)

Love-Hate: Why iPod chief Tony Fadell is really leaving Apple

Status: [OPEN] comments (97)

October 2008
Azure Blues: Microsoft and the electric power industry have a lot in common.
Status: [OPEN] comments (108)

Collateral Damage: Why Windows Mobile will die.
Status: [OPEN] comments (93)

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Did Apple reboot an important product announcement?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (65)
Cool Threads: The right sort of multi-threaded network programming makes computing both faster and simpler.
Status: [OPEN] comments (63)

Off With Their Heads!: How Jack Welch would solve the banking crisis.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (97)

Data Debasement: Cloud computing will change the way we look at databases.
Status: [OPEN] comments (47) | links (5) | poll

September 2008
The Cringely Plan: See the Light
Status: [OPEN] comments (183) | links (5) | poll
Door Number Three: And the Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth
Status: [OPEN] comments (63) | links (5) | poll
Leadership: Post-industrial management requires a different skill set
Status: [CLOSED] comments (49) | links (0)
Fire Your Boss: The best place to cut IT organizations is generally at the top.
Status: [OPEN] comments (91) | links (5) | poll
Doomsday: Why Google needs its own browser.
Status: [OPEN] comments (78) | links (5) | poll
How Much is Enough?: Comcast finds a new way to kill peer-to-peer.
Status: [OPEN] comments (68) | links (5) | poll

August 2008
What Did You Say? : Bob gets an iPhone.
Status: [OPEN] comments (78) | links (5) | poll
Leading Men: Cisco engineering units are the emerging measure of global power.
Status: [OPEN] comments (83) | links (5) | poll
Frontier Daze: When it comes to the Internet we still have to defend ourselves.
Status: [OPEN] comments (58) | links (5) | poll
What Goes Around Comes Around: Why this appears to be a good time for suing Microsoft.
Status: [OPEN] comments (4) | links (5) | poll
The Eyes Have It: Last week's Apple mystery is all about video chips (I think)
Status: [OPEN] comments (17) | links (5) | poll

July 2008
The Five Percent Solution: Who needs another chat client? You do.
Status: [OPEN] comments (20) | links (5) | poll
Inflection Point: What's the practical life span of DTV?
Status: [OPEN] comments (14) | links (5) | poll
Acting Squirrelly: If SAP could make R/3 easier to use they would do it, right?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (80) | links (5) | poll
Independence Day: Because we're so much more than just consumers.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (97) | links (5) | poll

June 2008
Go Home, Bill: It's time for a new era at Microsoft -- if only the company were ready.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (74) | links (5) | poll
What a Difference a Day Makes: A father and son propose U.S. energy independence.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (114) | links (5) | poll
MeMobile, You Kaput: Apple's plan to take over the world
Status: [CLOSED] comments (127) | links (5) | poll
It's the Platform, Stupid: Baby steps are the way to energy independence.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (166) | links (5) | poll

May 2008
Nolo Contendere: Team Cringely makes a course correction on its way to the Moon.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (122) | links (5) | poll
IT Wars: When we fight over IT, nobody wins.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (92) | links (5) | poll
Reality Check: What does Gartner really DO?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (113) | links (5) | poll
Wimpy: Why is Yahoo so afraid of Microsoft?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (64) | links (5) | poll
Iron Man: Steve Jobs is even tougher than you think.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (131) | links (5) | poll

April 2008
Apple to the Core: Why Steve Jobs is buying PA Semiconductor.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (119) | links (5) | poll
The Truth About IT Consultants: Some are great but most are not.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (135) | links (5) | poll
You Never Write, You Never Call: New tools and services are (finally) making applications more intelligent.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (48) | links (5) | poll
Ozzy Knows Best: Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are the unwitting inventors of a prototype for digital education.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (145) | links (5) | poll

March 2008
Amish Paradise: There is no one correct response to the generational change that's coming thanks to Moore's Law.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (123) | links (5) | poll
War of the Worlds: The Human Side of Moore's Law
Status: [CLOSED] comments (225) | links (5) | poll
Blu-ray Blues: With the HD War Over, Why Aren't We Seeing Blu-ray Drives in Apple Computers?
Status: [OPEN] comments (96) | links (5) | poll
Antisocial: Social Networking is Just Another CB Radio
Status: [CLOSED] comments (94) | links (5) | poll

February 2008
Azul Means (Big) Blue: There's a new kind of mainframe coming and it isn't from IBM.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (50) | links (5) | poll
Leadfoot: Sometimes going green hurts more than it helps.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (117) | links (5) | poll
Plan B: What if Microsoft doesn't really hope to buy Yahoo at all?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (66) | links (5) | poll
The Men Behind the Curtain: What's really happening in the proposed Microsoft-Yahoo merger.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (79) | links (5) | poll

January 2008
End of Life: Cisco reinvents the mainframe
Status: [CLOSED] comments (44) | links (5) | poll
Repeal Denied: MST will help extend Moore's Law for another 15 years.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (83) | links (5) | poll
The Big Picture: Apple's methodical moves show it takes time to change the world.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (87) | links (5) | poll
End Game: Why Apple Will Buy Adobe
Status: [CLOSED] comments (150) | links (5) | poll
Always Certain, Sometimes Correct: Bob's Fearless Predictions for 2008
Status: [CLOSED] comments (137) | links (5) | poll