I was asked to make this personal, and that's what I've done.
When I told an associate I was writing an introduction to a book by John C. Dvorak, I was told, “Good choice. Neither one of you started with any journalism background and you're both crusty old curmudgeons who don't give a rip what anyone else thinks.”
Which, if perhaps a bit extreme about me, certainly describes John to a T. Remarkable how much insight some readers have.
John and I have been writing opinion columns about computers and technology since the 1970s. We started at about the same time, and for a while we both wrote for InfoWorld, although our overlap was very brief back when Maggie Cannon was editor. We have very different styles. I tend to write the “Field and Stream” ...