Robert X. Cringely

American technology journalist and columnist

Robert X. Cringely, real name Mark Stephens, (born Jan. 1953) is an American computer journalist and broadcaster.

Robert X. Cringely in 2006

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  • If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls Royce would today cost $100 and get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside.
    • Robert X. Cringely (1989), "Noted from the field" in: InfoWorld magazine, Vol. 11, nr. 10, March 6, 1989, p. 94
  • What you have to watch out for are the theories that claim to be infallible. Because the only way their believers can win is to stomp out everyone who disagrees with them.
  • If you ask someone whether our Constitutional rights are being flushed down the porcelain oubliette, and their response is, "If I answer that honestly they'll arrest me," then you already have your answer.
    • Discussing Ladar Levison's statement that he couldn't legally explain why he had to shut down secure-email system Lavabit or "become complicit in crimes against the American people"
    • "Personal email and private clouds fall in war on privacy". Notes from the Field (InfoWorld). August 9, 2013. Retrieved on 2013-08-12. 

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