Stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Sexism, alive and well in the tech world

When I first heard what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had said at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, I assumed it had been misreported.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols16 Oct. 14 23:36

A shout out for the introverts

Developers like to think they're extroverted. Chances are they're not. A recent IDG study, Introverts vs. Extroverts: Is There an IT Personality?, found that just over half of IT workers are introverts. Only those engineers who mistakenly think they're extroverted would find that surprising.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols03 Oct. 14 23:34

Microsoft heads back to the desktop

Microsoft has flopped on smartphones and tablets. At the same time, its Windows 8.x has continued to be such an abject failure, with a mere <a href="">13.4% share of the PC market</a>, that it's trailing even legendary fiasco Vista in market acceptance.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols18 Sept. 14 21:07

Who should really worry about Apple/IBM? Microsoft

So Apple and IBM are hooking up. It's a match made in enterprise heaven, bringing together BYOD favorites the iPhone and the iPad with enterprise apps and cloud services from IBM. It's a win for Apple, which finally gets some serious business software chops, and for IBM, which gets device sex appeal.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols17 July 14 23:45

The Web at 20: What's in store over the next two decades?

This is as good a time as any to wish the Web a happy birthday. It's been a bit more than 20 years since I first wrote about what I then referred to as the "World-Wide Web." I might want to pat myself on the back for jumping on that subject pretty early, but I did spend a good chunk of that article touting something called WAIS before I ever got around to what I also styled as "the WEB."

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols07 Oct. 13 13:42