Paul Venezia

Columnist

Paul Venezia is a veteran enterprise architect and senior contributing editor at InfoWorld, where he writes analysis, reviews and The Deep End blog.

Linux at 25: Linus Torvalds on the evolution and future of Linux

Linux at 25: How Linux changed the world

Linux at 25: How Linux changed the world

A devoted practitioner offers an eyewitness account of the rise of Linux and the open source movement, plus analysis of where Linux is taking us now

Why no one wins the tech holy wars

Why no one wins the tech holy wars

The longer you work in IT, the more it seems the ‘right’ way might not be the only way

Sorry, dad, security isn't what it used to be

Sorry, dad, security isn't what it used to be

It's tempting to understand data encryption in terms of locks and other physical metaphors, but the digital world is completely different

Hey, Internet domain overlords, stop playing games

Hey, Internet domain overlords, stop playing games

Internet domain maintenance shouldn't have to be such a pain in the ass

The end of Apple? The early signs may be in

The end of Apple? The early signs may be in

We seem to be heading toward a post-Microsoft, post-Apple world -- and that’s OK

We can repair email -- but it’s going to hurt

We can repair email -- but it’s going to hurt

The major service providers have the power to fix email, but it will break many other servers in the process

Messaging apps must come together

Messaging apps must come together

Internet messaging has broken the rule of universal communication standards, and it needs to be fixed

Why email hasn’t killed the fax

Why email hasn’t killed the fax

We should have had a suitable alternative to the fax long ago, but email failed

Encryption laws should think global, not local

Encryption laws should think global, not local

Internet standards aren't bound by geography, and they won’t bend to local absurdities like the Burr-Feinstein bill

Hit 'em where it hurts: Panama Papers, politicians, and encryption

Hit 'em where it hurts: Panama Papers, politicians, and encryption

The Panama Papers may be exactly the breach we needed to convince our shortsighted leaders of the folly of encryption backdoors

Microsoft embraces Linux -- way too late

Microsoft embraces Linux -- way too late

As usual, Microsoft is late to the party. But this isn't like all the other times that came before

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