Profile of Mitch WagnerCalifornia Bureau Chief, Light Reading
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Mitch Wagner is California bureau chief for Light Reading.
Articles by Mitch Wagner
posted in July 2004
Is it theft to use an unsecured Wi-Fi connection? Editor Mitch Wagner weighs in.
Imagine if Darth Vader's secret identity had turned out to be Bozo the Clown. Luke Skywalker and his pals would have been afraid Darth would blow up the whole galaxy, but instead the Dark Lord of the Sith did pratfalls all around the Death Star control room, sending stacks of papers flying through the air, accidentally hitting himself in the face with a cream pie and squirting seltzer down his pants.
Carl Hiaasen's novel "Tourist Season" features a character, Bloodworth, who is hungry to become a newspaper columnist. He has written some sample columns which are wonderfully perverse, guaranteed to somehow manage to offend BOTH sides of several highly polarized issues:
One of the first, best questions I learned to ask as a technology journalist
is, "What problem does this solve, and how does it solve it?"
So, what problem does open-source Java solve, and how does it solve it?