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Mike Elgan is an opinion columnist at large who writes for Computerworld.com, The Raw Feed, TechGear and many other online and print publications. In the past, Mike has worked as chief editor for Windows Magazine, HP World Magazine, Inside HP, HP World News, The Palm Reader, Palm News, Road Tricks, Portable Life News, Laptop Life, BuzzWords, Pocket Windows and Portable Windows. The World Is My Office

Opinion: The timeline's time has come

Facebook will soon foist its new Timeline feature on users as part of its plan to update its interface.

Five New Year's resolutions to change the world

Computerworld's Mike Elgan thinks more people should emulate Steve Jobs in 2012 and take advantage of new technology to change the world.

Why wait in line for an iPhone?

Computerworld columnist Mike Elgan camps out in front of an Apple store in Silicon Valley to wait in line and be among the first to buy the new iPhone 4S and discovers it's a surprisingly enjoyable social event.

Why Twitter is obsolete

Trying to figure out which of the social media services are worth your time? Mike Elgan thinks Twitter won't be for much longer. Here's why.

Why Facebook Places is going nowhere

Reports claim that few Facebook users are trying the Places location-based feature. Computerworld's Mike Elgan explains why Places hasn't taken off.

Opinion: Why HP's Slate isn't anything like the iPad

HP released its Slate 500 tablet this week. Immediately, everyone started comparing it with Apple's iPad. But the two devices have nothing significant in common.

Why book publishing needs the Silicon Valley way

The book publishing industry is in trouble and Computerworld's Mike Elgan thinks Silicon Valley thinking is just what the doctor ordered.

Dude, where's my Apple iCar?

If Apple really wants to make a splash at this week's press event, it should forget about updating the Apple TV and instead turn its attention to in-car entertainment, Computerworld's Mike Elgan argues.

iPhone 4: Triumph of the design nerds

Computerworld's Mike Elgan argues that Apple's new phone represents above all the new power of designers over engineers and usability specialists.

Why you'll use Foursquare

Location-based social networks are here to stay. And even if you can't see any good reason to join something like Foursquare now, Computerworld's Mike Elgan think you will soon enough.

Why iPad owners need a Kindle, too

Computerworld's Mike Elgan thought he'd be able to ditch his Kindle when the iPad came along. That hasn't proven to be the case.

Will Apple's iPad Wi-Fi + 3G crash AT&T?

Computerworld's Mike Elgan fears the arrival of the 3G-ready iPad means that AT&T's network will be slammed, resulting in a bandwidth crunch.

Opinion: 'Less is more,' the iPad paradox

The introduction of Apple's iPad predictably divided gadget fans into "love it" and "hate it" camps.

How Apple is training you for the future

Computerworld's Mike Elgan looks at how Apple is softening consumers' resistance to the gadget future the company envisions for everyone.

10 obsolete technologies to kill in 2010

Some old-and-busted technologies die gracefully of natural causes. Pagers, PDAs, floppy disks -- they're gone, and good riddance.