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.


A question about Clinton’s ‘homegrown’ email

A question about Clinton’s ‘homegrown’ email

Let’s say that you received an email from hdr22@clintonemail.com between 2009 and 2013. What would you do?

Funniest video about Boston winter -- e-vah -- gets booted off YouTube; maker ‘bummed’

Funniest video about Boston winter -- e-vah -- gets booted off YouTube; maker ‘bummed’

At this point you’ll have to take my word that it was the funniest video about Boston's #snowpocalypse ever.

Funniest video about Boston winter e-vah

Funniest video about Boston winter e-vah

I’d pay good money to watch Ken Burns watch this hilarious YouTube video: “Facebook Statuses About the Boston Snowstorm With Sad Civil War Fiddle Music.” (Some NSFW language.)

Reminder that the Internet, too, could have saved Coca-Cola from ‘New Coke’ debacle

Reminder that the Internet, too, could have saved Coca-Cola from ‘New Coke’ debacle

Don Keough, the retired COO of Coca-Cola who died Tuesday, is credited with helping the company recover from its 1985 “New Coke” disaster. The Internet might have prevented it altogether.

Electronic payments haven’t hurt cash a bit

Electronic payments haven’t hurt cash a bit

Here’s another data point to support the notion that e-wallets are unlikely to replace the leather kind: The United States government is still printing money like it grows on trees.

Minus 8 degrees is pretty nippy for these parts

Minus 8 degrees is pretty nippy for these parts

Now I understand that a temperature reading of eight degrees below zero is called Tuesday where some of you folks live. I do get that. But ...

How Target can beat Amazon's free shipping

Some headlines practically require a click, such as this one from Mashable: “Target undercuts Amazon on free shipping.”

You broke the network. Do you confess?

You broke the network. Do you confess?

Today we’re taking a deep look into mindset of the network professional – his or her soul -- when it comes to breaking something and owning up to the mistake … or not.

EFF targets 'stupid' online voting patent

EFF targets 'stupid' online voting patent

It may not be as stupid as the patent issued for filming a yoga class, but this one covering the operation of an online voting contest comes darn close.

Amazon extends 1-hour delivery to all of Manhattan; don’t hold your breath, Boston

Amazon extends 1-hour delivery to all of Manhattan; don’t hold your breath, Boston

Don’t ask me why anyone would need paper towels or shampoo delivered within an hour, but Amazon is promising such service now to all of Manhattan. Boston not so much.

Siri lovelorn on this Valentine’s Day

No idea what possessed me to ask, but I did: “Siri, do you have a Valentine?”

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