Articles By Peter Wolchak

Where to now, Mr. Cowpland?

Where to now, Mr. Cowpland?

No one was overly surprised at hearing the Corel merger with Borland/Inprise was deader than a kipper on a cracker....

June 1st, 2000 Peter Wolchak
Marketing 201: Publicity.

Marketing 201: Publicity.

High-tech companies do not engage in a lot of publicity stunts. We don't tend to see large, public acts of...

May 18th, 2000 Peter Wolchak
Marketing 101: Send toys. Lots of toys

Marketing 101: Send toys. Lots of toys

My job entails a great deal of sitting. Sitting and staring at a computer screen. Activity for me is moving...

May 4th, 2000 Peter Wolchak
Reversal of opinion: Microsoft and the DOJ

Reversal of opinion: Microsoft and the DOJ

The Department of Justice won, Microsoft lost, and the consensus is that the ruling will have little effect on the...

April 20th, 2000 Peter Wolchak
I believe Bill Joy is wrong

I believe Bill Joy is wrong

Bill Joy, the chief scientist at Sun Microsystems, recently penned a treatise for Wired magazine in which he argues that...

April 6th, 2000 Peter Wolchak
Amazon gets conciliatory. Darn

Amazon gets conciliatory. Darn

This was going to be a fun column. I was all prepared to unleash a barrage of righteous indignation, add...

March 23rd, 2000 Peter Wolchak
Microsoft purchases Corel

Microsoft purchases Corel

Microsoft Corp. today announced it is buying Corel Corp. of Ottawa. The acquisition, according to a Microsoft representative, "leverages many...

February 24th, 2000 Peter Wolchak
Don

Don

I have never been a notebook user. I love being a journalist, but the job comes with a journalist's salary...

February 10th, 2000 Peter Wolchak
Microsoft has been stirred and shaken

Microsoft has been stirred and shaken

"Ladies and gentlemen, Steve Ballmer." So Bill Gates is pushing Ballmer into the CEO limelight. Actually, this is a great...

January 27th, 2000 Peter Wolchak
Y2K: have you hugged an IT worker today?

Y2K: have you hugged an IT worker today?

Nothing happened on Jan. 1. Thank you.Looking back on the ferment caused by Y2K, it is clear that Charles Dickens...

January 13th, 2000 Peter Wolchak