Okay. His pen name is "Robert X. Cringely" -- he talks with people like
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs and Andy Grove and writes articles about the
state of the computer industry for periodicals like Fortune, the New
York Times, and Infoworld.
For an idea of what his columns look like, check out his web page.
His 1991 book, "Accidental Empires" chronicles the microcomputer
revolution of the 70s and 80s. PBS liked it so much they made it into a
6-hour special called "Triumph of the Nerds", which he wrote and
In his spare time, he is an entrepreneur running several companies
who build custom solutions for big corporations such as Canon and
Time-Warner. And, he occasionally builds and/or flies airplanes.
Sounds like someone I should involuntarily subscribe to FoRK.
-- Rohit Khare