Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting-edge PC operating system, 300bps was a fast Internet connection, WordStar was the state-of-the-art word processor, and we liked it!


Should you start going to business conferences again?

Should you start going to business conferences again?

It may feel like the pandemic is over, but it’s not. So, unless you have a real need to travel to a conference, just say no.

The dangers of embracing cryptocurrency

Do not invest company assets in crypto, hoping for a big score to keep the lights on in tough times. It's a scam.

The death of Internet Explorer: Good riddance to bad rubbish

The death of Internet Explorer: Good riddance to bad rubbish

Microsoft has pulled the plug on support for the IE desktop app. Finally!

Can a four-day-a-week workweek really work?

It's been talked about for ages. And now, with the biggest pilot ever starting in the U.K., we're going to find out whether a four-day workweek actually, uh, works!

Europe gives Apple a smack in the chops on USB-C power standardization

Europe gives Apple a smack in the chops on USB-C power standardization

Deal with it, Apple. By 2024, everyone in the European Union must be offered a USB-C charger for their devices.

Elon Musk is dead wrong about working from home

Just because someone is smart about some things doesn't mean he's smart about everything. And, yes, I'm looking at you, Elon Musk, and your attitude towards people working from home.

Microsoft is building an ARM-powered Windows mini

Microsoft is building an ARM-powered Windows mini

Sometime in 2023, Microsoft will release its first desktop from Project Volterra.

Instead of working from the office or home, why not work from the road?

If you're going to be a digital nomad who wants to work from anywhere, you will need the right internet connection. Say hello to SpaceX Starlink.

The 5 best SMB storage clouds

For simple business storage, you can't beat the cloud. Aye, but which cloud? That is the question.

Chromebooks: Desktops you can trust to be there

When a PC goes south, there’s often little you can do to get back to work. With a Chromebook, if one fails, you just get another one, and you’re back in business.

Apple shows how work-from-home is here to stay

Workers are increasingly making it clear they will not be forced back into the office. Just ask Apple.

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