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.

Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO 5 years ago tomorrow

My two cents about my two cents

My two cents about my two cents

Here’s a tiny personal tale about pennies that has me puzzled.

EFF: Urge your alma mater to not feed the patent trolls

EFF: Urge your alma mater to not feed the patent trolls

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling on the public to urge their universities to pledge that they will not sell patents generated by campus researchers to patent trolls.

H-1B visas and IT workers: Watch this 5-minute video to understand the outrage

H-1B visas and IT workers: Watch this 5-minute video to understand the outrage

Life in a capitalist society means good people will lose their jobs, most often through no fault of their own. Rarely, however, is that outcome more unfair – unconscionably so – than when IT professionals are displaced by foreign...

‘I’m a doofus’

‘I’m a doofus’

Not me, at least not in this instance. The self-described doofus here is a contributor to Reddit’s section devoted to networking, who says he acquired his doofus bona fides while troubleshooting his company’s VoIP system.

Selfie fits modern politics like a handshake

Selfie fits modern politics like a handshake

Holding or running for a political office in 2016? You had better be able to take a decent selfie, or at the very least understand your need – responsibility may not be too strong of a word – to abide by the voting public’s thirst for...

Baguette vending machine is the greatest invention since sliced bread

Baguette vending machine is the greatest invention since sliced bread

I can’t believe this exists. I certainly can’t believe it works well. But, heck, I’d pay good money to find out that I’m wrong. And San Franciscans now have the opportunity.

Trump eggs on Russian email hackers. What must David Kernell think?

Trump eggs on Russian email hackers. What must David Kernell think?

Donald Trump this morning cheered Russian cybercriminals who are alleged to have hacked his Democratic opponent’s email and urged them to make public whatever they have stolen.

Why Belgium leads the world in IPv6 adoption

Why Belgium leads the world in IPv6 adoption

Every time you read a story about worldwide IPv6 adoption rates, sitting atop the list of highest achievers is Belgium, otherwise better known for chocolate and diamonds. Why Belgium?

Yahoo's homepage through the years

Yahoo's homepage through the years

With its sale to Verizon confirmed, here’s an historical look at one of the internet’s most iconic homepages

A look at the new Verizon/Yahoo homepage

A look at the new Verizon/Yahoo homepage

With Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo being confirmed his morning, the new combined Verizon-festooned Yahoo homepage is already active.

Verizon unveils ‘virtual network services’

Verizon unveils ‘virtual network services’

Hard on the heels of a similar pitch from AT&T, Verizon this morning is taking the wraps off a lineup of Virtual Network Services (VNS) that it bills as a natural extension of data-center virtualization that promises enterprise WAN...

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