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A brief history of chip hype--and flops (part 1)

This first installment in a series about silicon gone sour takes a look back at the Cyrix M1 and Intel's Itanium, as well as today's Barcelona from AMD.

By March 7, 2008


The secret history of the sub-$1,000 computer

In the face of relentless competition from Intel, processor upstart Cyrix dressed up the pig and created the sub-$1,000 PC market in the process.

By November 12, 2007


Classic CEO quotes for a sunny Sunday

Classic quotes from CEOs, mostly from my memory vault

By July 15, 2007


Don't believe everything you read

Marketers and executives are always out there spinning and promoting their stuff. Don't believe everything they're selling.

By February 20, 2008


Who is better for tech: McCain or Obama?

In terms of our nation's ability to compete in the global marketplace, which presidential candidate would be better for the technology industry.

By May 22, 2008


Why mergers fail

In the corporate world, there's probably nothing more exciting--or risky--as mergers and acquisitions. Why do companies merge? Why do they fail?

By October 12, 2007


Top 10 dumbest things I've seen or done in the workplace

Steve Tobak recalls things he's witnessed or experienced over the years that can get someone fired, sued or even arrested.

By September 24, 2007


Does the way you dress really matter?

Every morning, each one of us dresses in attire that expresses his or her inner feelings. That's right, the way we dress is a window into the subconscious. We're not aware of it, yet it matters ... a lot.

By October 11, 2007


What to do when the executive has no clothes

Technology executives are notorious for not suffering fools lightly. But what happens when they're the fools?

By July 31, 2008