Spotlight on Quality Blogs: I, Cringely by Technology Pundit Robert X. Cringely

Today’s spotlight is on I, Cringely by Technology Pundit Robert X. Cringely.


Most blogs I select to spotlight because they deserve more exposure have a common attribute of writers who “Tell it like it is”. Like me they have strong opinions and are not afraid to publicise them even if they’re challenging the status quo.

When it comes to information technology, Robert X. Cringely knows what he’s talking about. Thirty years in and around the PC business have earned him wisdom, if not wealth.

It’s not that he’s not so smart, but that his friends are smart. The best and brightest in Silicon Valley talk to him all the time. It’s his job to sift through their thoughts for valuable technology news and gossip to share with you.

The following is an excerpt from one of Robert’s articles: “Always Certain, Sometimes Correct: Bob’s Fearless Predictions for 2008

A new year has arrived and with it another predictions column, possibly my last.

As longtime readers know, the routine here is that I first review my predictions from a year ago and either revel in my brilliance (good luck, actually) or admit my failure (all failures are real, nothing is simulated and no special or computer effects are used).

Then I get to go on and make 15 more predictions for what will happen in high tech during the coming 12 months. Let’s get to it!

A year ago I predicted that Apple would release something I called “iTV,” that actually turned out to be the Apple TV. That part was correct, but I also predicted a bunch of flat-panel MacTVs that didn’t happen.

So I get this either half right or half wrong but let’s be tough and say I got it wrong. Ouch …

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The Internet is like panning for gold in a stream, you’ll find a lot more dross (worthless, commonplace, or trivial matter) than gold nuggets. That’s why I’m asking for your help – please suggest quality sites for me to spotlight in the future in the comments area of this article

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