Dvorak Blogs?
June 17, 2005 2:56 PM   Subscribe

When did John C. Dvorak start blogging? It was only a small time ago that he spoke out against them and brought about quite a response. But timed passed and now he too has a blog. So was he ever really against blogs or was it no more truthful than his infamous april fools? Does he just write whatever gets people talking? If so, what is he going to attack next?
posted by TwelveTwo (19 comments total)
Gah. "Time passed." Why didn't I catch that?
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:57 PM on June 17, 2005

Egrg.. "Time passed" that is.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:57 PM on June 17, 2005

Without the capitalization. I'll just shut up now and allow you people to comment.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:58 PM on June 17, 2005

Dvorak and Cringley are just highly paid trolls.
posted by keswick at 3:01 PM on June 17, 2005

Meh. Dvorak is highly talented at telling the... present. He should work for CNET or something.
posted by clevershark at 3:04 PM on June 17, 2005

dvorak is an industry buffoon. there was a time when PC Mag was useful, with valuable information and lessons in C programming and such. then they became microsoft's lackey and an industry cheerleader.
posted by quonsar at 3:07 PM on June 17, 2005

Didn't Dvorak rail against amatuer multiline BBSs at some point?
posted by loquacious at 3:30 PM on June 17, 2005

He actually guest side-blogged over at boingboing a while back. And I thought he pimped his blog whilst doing so. Nevertheless, his blog goes back to July 04 so to answer your question: He's been blogging for about a year.

I've met him a few times and he's a blowhard that says stuff to get attention. Think of Bill O'Reilly but discussing tech stuff instead of politics.
posted by birdherder at 3:35 PM on June 17, 2005

Get people talking?


Dvorak writes crap to get people's eyeballs looking at him. Congratulations, you've helped him greatly!
posted by five fresh fish at 3:39 PM on June 17, 2005

Dvorak and Cringley are just highly paid trolls.

At least Cringely has good stories to tell, however fanciful and inventive. Dvorak really doesn't have his heart in the technology in quite the same way.
posted by Rothko at 3:47 PM on June 17, 2005

When I look through PC Magazine it's not Dvorak I see on his knees pleasuring Bill Gates, it's Michael Miller.
posted by joedharma at 4:16 PM on June 17, 2005

People change. I once read some article somewhere and some guy said one of humanities greatest downfalls was the inability to accept change in other people.
posted by fire&wings at 4:34 PM on June 17, 2005

I found this article via del.icio.us, ironically.

My fave:"del.icio.us/joshua: "I nominate the microdvorak as the unit of intellectual dishonesty"
posted by mullingitover at 5:17 PM on June 17, 2005

I reckon there are about 500 of them. He (or she) influences other like-minded bloggers, creating a groupthink form of critical mass, just like atomic fission, as they bounce off each other with repetitive cross-links: trackback links, self-congratulatory links, confirmations, and praise-for-their-genius links. BOOM! You get a formidable explosion—an A-bomb of groupthink. You could get radiation sickness if you happen to be in the area.

Well, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
posted by keswick at 5:25 PM on June 17, 2005

Area man starts blog; film at eleven.
posted by trondant at 7:28 PM on June 17, 2005

He also blogs (or at least intends to) over at TWIT, the wonderful but oft-delayed podcast by former members of TechTV's "The Screen Savers".
posted by unsupervised at 11:22 PM on June 17, 2005

Am I the only one who doesn't believe that this is really Dvorak's blog?

Would a guy who has been in and around tech for this long

1. have such a crappily designed blog
2. participate in the geocities-type behavoir of hotlinking other sites' images
3. would get more than 2 comments on average per post
4. have better ads
5. have a picture of himself up there
6. have more than 7 sources linking to him in the last 5 days

if it is his blog, and it is real, its a failure of design, content, and popularity; a mirror to the clown he appears to be on tv and online

if it isn't his blog its being made by someone who really doesnt like him
posted by tsarfan at 12:14 AM on June 18, 2005

> He also blogs (or at least intends to) over at TWIT

If there was a truth in advertising law, he would be blogging over at TWAT instead.

This Week's Asshats and Turds.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:50 AM on June 18, 2005

John Dvorak has had a blog for years - It takes up a couple pages in every month's PC Magazine. I bet he cries when he writes in his journal.
posted by teletype1 at 7:03 AM on June 18, 2005

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