Paul McNamara

News Editor

In addition to my editing duties, I have written Buzzblog since January, 2006 and wrote the 'Net Buzz column in Network World's dearly departed print edition for 13 years. Feel free to e-mail me at pmcnamara@nww.com.

HP Smart Install stumped, no longer installing

Oh, snap! There goes the snowblower

Oh, snap! There goes the snowblower

Early this morning I give the snowblower a pull, the grip snaps off in my hand, the cord disappears inside, and the neighbors hear that McNamara fellow utter a relatively mild curse word.

IBM Hong Kong gets more diplomatic about denying report of 100,000 looming layoffs

IBM Hong Kong gets more diplomatic about denying report of 100,000 looming layoffs

Yesterday, IBM Hong Kong went ballistic on longtime tech pundit Robert Cringley over his reporting that Big Blue stands ready to ax some 100,000 employees in a massive corporate reorg code-named Project Chrome. Today that blog post...

IBM Hong Kong calls Cringely report of 100,000 layoffs ‘ludicrous;’ Cringely fires back

IBM Hong Kong calls Cringely report of 100,000 layoffs ‘ludicrous;’ Cringely fires back

IBM Hong Kong this morning issued an un-IBM-like press release in response to a report by Robert Cringely last week that the company is planning to lay off 26% of its workforce, or more than 100,000 people.

Shot at Brady funnier in Seattle than N.E.

Shot at Brady funnier in Seattle than N.E.

It looks like Target employs someone who doesn’t appreciate that a joke displayed publicly on the West Coast can make it all the way to the East Coast in no time in this age of social media.

BlackBerry issues futile call for ‘app neutrality’

BlackBerry issues futile call for ‘app neutrality’

This proposal by BlackBerry – actually sent to U.S. lawmakers yesterday – calls for the government to compel the likes of Netflix to make their applications work with the likes of BlackBerry whether business considerations justify it...

Our latest ‘25 Geekiest 25th Anniversaries’ list

Our latest ‘25 Geekiest 25th Anniversaries’ list

Today Network World has published its/my 9th annual collection of the year’s “25 Geekiest 25th Anniversaries.”

2015’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

2015’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

A look back at the most memorable tech-related happenings of 1990.

‘Is radar breaking my WiFi?’

‘Is radar breaking my WiFi?’

The question in the headline was posed yesterday by a reader of Reddit’s section that is devoted to networking. "This just seems so far-fetched," he lamented.

Watch a woman I’m not related to toss sausages at police here in Framingham

Watch a woman I’m not related to toss sausages at police here in Framingham

Yes, this happened right here in the town in which I work, and, yes, the sausage-tossing alleged perpetrator and I share the same surname, but, no, we are not related, at least to the best of my knowledge.

Guided tour of a Google data center

Guided tour of a Google data center

Google exec walks us through a company data center in Berkeley County, South Carolina (I’ve provided a few highlights under the video for those who can’t or don’t want to watch).

Facebook growth nonexistent, Pew finds, while other social-media platforms gain users

Facebook growth nonexistent, Pew finds, while other social-media platforms gain users

Talk of Facebook’s impending demise may be no more credible than today’s latest Twitter rumor about the death of Fidel Castro, but that doesn’t mean either one is the picture of health these days.

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