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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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Foreword

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” ...

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