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John Dvorak writes an essay and weekly online column, “Inside Track" for PC Magazine; his work is licensed for publication globally. In addition he is a weekly columnist for Dow Jones Marketwatch, Info! (Brazil) and BUG Magazine (Croatia). He has written columns in the past for Forbes, Forbes Digital, PC World, MacUser, PC/Computing, Barrons, Smart Business and numerous other publications. A former editor and consulting editor for Infoworld, he has also featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, and Vancouver Sun. A member of the start-up team for CNET TV and ZDTV, he hosted Silicon Spin on the latter, encompassing over a thousand live and taped shows. A presenter on public radio for eight years, his publication history encompasses more than 4000 columns and articles and fourteen books.

The American Business Editors Association awarded John their national Gold Award for the best online column of 2003 and 2004 (an unprecedented achievement). Other awards have included eight national prizes from the Computer Press Association (including Best Columnist and Best Column) and Telluride TechFest's prestigious Nick De Wolf award. In 1992 he established his own award system for telecommunications pioneers.

In addition to appearing in virtually every publication of note in the USA, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, International Herald-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Barrons, MicroScope, and PCWorld, he has an international reputation with his work being showcased in Australian PC World, PC Magazine of Greece, PC Magazine Israel, MacUser England and many others. He has been a weekly on-air columnist for the Los Angeles-based Computer Cafe and a correspondent for the UK's Thames Television. Profiles of him have appeared in Business Week, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Microtimes, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

John was one of the original members of the advisory board of the Software Entrepreneurs Forum and has been a member of the Software Publishers Association. Other corporate positions have included Chairman of the Dvorak Development Corporation, board member at Zane Publishing, partner at Discontinuity.com and Advisory Board Member at Content.com. He is currently a board member for NTC Corporation, a specialist computer security firm.

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John C. Dvorak is currently a columnist writing “Inside Track” for PC Magazine, an essay and a weekly online column. These articles are licensed around the world. He is also a weekly columnist for Dow-Jones Marketwatch, Info! (Brazil), and BUG Magazine (Croatia). He previously was a columnist for Forbes, Forbes Digital, PC World, MacUser, PC/Computing, Barrons, Smart Business and other magazines and newspapers. He is the former editor and consulting editor for Infoworld. He has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, and Vancouver Sun. He was on the start-up team for CNet TV as well as ZDTV. At ZDTV (and TechTV) he was the host of Silicon Spin for four years doing 1000 live and live-to-tape TV shows. He also was on public radio for 8 years. He has written over 4000 articles and columns as well as authoring or co-authoring 14 books.

Mr. Dvorak was the 2004 Award winner of the American Business Editors Association′s (ABEA) national gold award for best online column of 2003. He received an unprecedented second national gold award from the ABEA in 2005, again for the best online column (for 2004).

Mr. Dvorak′s writings have also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, International Herald-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Barrons, MicroScope, PCWorld, Ahoy!, Microtimes, Computer Shopper, Computer Currents, High Tech Import/Export, PC Expert (Paris). DEBUG (Paris), Marketing Computers, Continental Magazine, Information Technology, and Canadian Datasystems. . Most of his writings have appeared internationally in publications such as Australian PC World, PC Magazine of Greece, PC Magazine Israel, MacUser England,etc. He was also a weekly on-the-air columnist for the COMPUTER CAFÉ, in Los Angeles and a correspondent for Thames Television, London. He has been profiled in Business Week, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Microtimes, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Dvorak is a founding member of the advisory board of the Software Entrepreneurs Forum and a past member of the Software Publishers Association. He is the former Chairman, Dvorak Development Corporation, Louiseville, CO; former Outside Board member, Zane Publishing, Dallas, TX; Partner, Discontinuity.Com; member of Advisory Board on Content.Com, NYC; and Current Board Member on NTC, Corp (Oregon company specializing in computer security).

Mr. Dvorak won eight national awards from the Computer Press Association including Best Columnist and Best Column. In 1992 he began his own Award System to honor pioneers in Telecommunications. In 2001, he won the prestigious Nick De Wolf award at the Telluride TechFest.


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CES TV Review: with John C. Dvorak Sarah Austin


“It's almost decadent in some kind of way, I find it offensive actually." John C.Dvorak demonstrates his trademark acerbic wit in analyzing the CES TV show.


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John Dvorak brings the research developed over decades as a stellar IT commentator, combined with his insightful analysis, to help his audience pick their way through the minefield of new technology products. He explains what will be influential in the future and what will fall by the wayside, enabling you to make the best-informed decisions about your future procurement and marketing strategies.

Technology Today and Tomorrow
Dvorak helps businesses stay ahead of the curve by providing well-researched and insightful analysis.

Other Suggested Topics

    • Trends and Future Products
    • The Third Age of Computing
    • The Wireless World




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Inside Track

John C. Dvorak has been following the desktop computing scene since 1976 when he bought a Sol-20 computer with a Northstar Disk drive. In 1979 he began writing about the scene and hasn't stopped yet. Here are his most recent thoughts in a compilation designed to keep you entertained and informed. If you are only going to buy one e-book to read, buy this one.


Online! The Book
The perfect gift for any computer user!

Are you getting the best of the Internet? No way! The Web's packed with great sites you haven't discovered. Great tools you haven't tried. Great stuff you haven't done.

But that's about to change!

You're looking at an amazing collection of today's coolest Web stuff. Hundreds of incredible ideas, tips, techniques, and sites...all compiled by three legendary Web and PC insiders. Here's just a taste of what you'll learn...

    • Trash that spam: no more junk email
    • Download faster and smarter
    • Protect yourself against today's toughest viruses and hackers
    • Build your own next-generation website, fast
    • Blog the world...even distribute your personal content to hundreds of sites
    • Deliver your own streaming media broadcasts
    • Cut the wires and go mobile
    • Connect to your office PC over the Web
    • Find the Web community you've been searching for
    • Make the most of peer-to-peer networks
    • Use your online connection to make cheap, high-quality phone calls

Includes complete, up-to-the-minute primer for beginners!


Technology Today and Tomorrow
Dvorak helps businesses stay ahead of the curve by providing well-researched and insightful analysis.

Other Suggested Topics

    • Trends and Future Products
    • The Third Age of Computing
    • The Wireless World


CES TV Review: with John C. Dvorak Sarah Austin


“It's almost decadent in some kind of way, I find it offensive actually." John C.Dvorak demonstrates his trademark acerbic wit in analyzing the CES TV show.