Mike ElganComputerworld

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

7 reasons e-book readers make lousy gifts this year

Mike Elgan says you shouldn't buy an e-book reader for the holidays.

Don't be fooled by Google's phony 'beta' label

What meaning does the word 'beta' have when it's used forever?

Opinion: Why expensive cell phones are worth it

The price of the new iPhone 3G dropped by $200. Should you care? Buy the phone that's right for you, and don't let the sticker shock get you.

Computerworld: A new iPhone this summer?

Computerworld's Mike Elgan looks at the number of iPhones shipped and concludes that a new release is needed to help the company reach its 10 million unit goal by year's end.

iPhone season? Or open season on the iPhone?

Well, it’s the moment of truth for this year’s holiday shopping season: iPhone, yes or no?

Opinion: Why Amazon's Kindle is revolutionary

Mike Elgan reveals some surprising facts about Amazon’s Kindle.

It's official: Apple is the new Microsoft

Apple's success is making the company more like Microsoft than Microsoft is, according to Mike Elgan.

Weird, scary and bizarre iPhone tales

Mike Elgan plumbs all corners of the world to bring you weird, scary and bizarre tales of the iPhone.

Opinion: Apple picks a fight it can't win

Mike Elgan thinks Apple's effort to bring Safari to Windows users will fail.

Wireless charging: Here at last

A recent Apple patent describes a method for charging devices like iPhones and iPods without requiring exposed metal contacts -- using inductive coils, instead.

Opinion: Did Engadget hurt Apple?

Mike Elgan contends that on the whole, the rumor mill has held more positives for Apple than negatives, Engadget's Wednesday blunder over a supposed additional delay on the iPhone and Leopard notwithstanding.

Opinion: Are iPod-banning schools cheating our kids?

In this Computerworld opinion piece, Mike Elgan writes that schools banning iPods to foil cheating should instead be requiring the use of devices like iPods during tests.

Opinion: The decline and fall of the Palm empire

Mike Elgan has written a pre-emptive epitaph for once-mighty Palm.

Opinion: Why the iPhone will change the (PC) world

Whether the iPhone is a success or not, Apple's forthcoming phone will be remembered as the first major step toward the third-generation PC interface, Computerworld's Mike Elgan writes.

Opinion: How Steve Jobs blew his iPhone keynote

Computerworld's Mike Elgan outlines six reasons why he thinks Steve Jobs blew it with last week's Macworld Expo keynote address, wherein Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world.