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.

Baguette vending machine is the greatest invention since sliced bread

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...

Plea to Cisco: ‘CCIE routing and switching written exam needs to be fixed’

Plea to Cisco: ‘CCIE routing and switching written exam needs to be fixed’

Tom Hollingsworth, author of a popular blog called “The Networking Nerd,” used that forum last week – smack in the middle of Cisco’s annual user conference -- to issue a blistering critique of the CCIE routing and switching written...

Pickup truck plows over ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign

Pickup truck plows over ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign

So I ask a colleague to name the most famous city “welcome” sign other than Hollywood and he answers without hesitation: “Las Vegas.”

Two men fall off San Diego cliff playing Pokemon Go, just as I predicted

Two men fall off San Diego cliff playing Pokemon Go, just as I predicted

On Monday, my brother who lives in San Diego sent me an email with the subject line: “Third time this week.”

Athletes worried about Zika can skip Olympics, but what about tech workers?

Athletes worried about Zika can skip Olympics, but what about tech workers?

Golfer Jordan Spieth announced this morning that he will not play in the Olympic Games because of concerns over the Zika virus, meaning the world’s top four players in his sport have now opted out of going to Brazil. Savannah...

FTC warning: The IRS does not accept payment in iTunes cards

FTC warning: The IRS does not accept payment in iTunes cards

The FTC issued a warning today about a scam that sounds ridiculous but is nonetheless surprisingly common: Con artists are convincing victims that they’re from the IRS and will accept outstanding payments in the form of iTunes cards.

Amazon’s amazingly wasteful packaging

Amazon’s amazingly wasteful packaging

Two days later, a box big enough to hold a DVD player lands on our doorstep carrying two tiny packages of 24 flossers, the pair wrapped tightly together in more Amazon plastic.

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