Technology

On the Web, Thinking Small Pays Off
June 1, 2009

For 13 years, I was privileged to serve as an editor at PC World magazine, the last four of which I spent as editor-in-chief. PC World’s success in print and online provided me with resources that most editors would envy. We had a team of more than 50 editors, writers, designers and product testers. Our editorial budget let us devote months to investigative projects when we thought the payoff would be worth it. And, in recent years, as we ramped up our ambitions online, we had a dedicated team of talented Web developers who turned our ideas into reality.

It's Not Rocket Science
April 1, 2009

Last week, my wife and I canceled home delivery of The New York Times, which was one of the first things we ordered when we moved into our North Jersey home 24 years ago. It’s not the end of the world. We’re not sentimental about it. It was more like an item on a list we had wanted to check off for some time.

Do You Know Where Your Content Is?
March 1, 2009

More and more, publishers are seeking content management systems (CMSs) that help them to create in one system content intended for any channel. These tools serve as central repositories of content stored in extensible markup language (XML) and interact with other publishing and delivery systems (e.g., print and Web), thus enabling publishers to repurpose content across a host of channels on the fly.

Get Your Head Into the Clouds
January 30, 2009

I've been thinking lately about the "cloud." Not the clouds in the sky, but rather the workings of "cloud" computing