Hesh Wiener:  Mad Dog 21/21
Hesh Wiener is president of Technology News of America and the original publisher of The Four Hundred. His wit and insight into the computer business have been illuminating users and frustrating vendors--who probably also learned a thing or two despite themselves--for more than three decades. Midrange Server is thrilled to have him contribute a monthly column to this newsletter, a column that we have called Mad Dog 21/21 in his honor. For those of you wondering, 20 percent alcohol is the upper limit in many states for a beverage that can still be sold as wine. Mad Dog 20/20 was a popular wine that kissed this limit, and was intended for people who were serious about getting excellent bang for their buck out of a bottle of wine. Hesh is often one step over the line, and is often a mad dog, as that title often connotes people who are passionate and boisterous about what they are thinking and saying, and more times than not are coming from a slightly different angle than the rest of us.

April 14, 2014: Who Says Elephants Can't Die?

March 17, 2014: All's Well That Ends Well

March 3, 2014: Will You Still Need Me When ARM's 64?

February 17, 2014: Coining Money

February 3, 2014: Noshing Like Cronus

January 20, 2014: Curate's Eggs

December 9, 2013: Pilots Of The Carob Bean

November 11, 2013: The Gerstner Comparison

October 28, 2013: Nice Clients, Shame About The Servers

October 14, 2013: Watson, Come Here, I Want To See You

September 30, 2013: I Think We're All Bezos On This Bus

September 16, 2013: For Blue It's Difficult, For Meme It's Easy

August 12, 2013: Defenestration

July 15, 2013: Drones With Phones

June 24, 2013: What Hath Got Broth?

June 3, 2013: Is It Good For The Juice?

May 6, 2013: Think Or Quit

April 15, 2013: Smith And Westin

April 1, 2013: Server Makers Shift Shape, Stressing Legacy Customers

March 18, 2013: Clouds Gather Over The Server Business

March 4, 2013: If You Want Cheap Cloud Backup, Raise Your ARM

February 18, 2013: The Post Office And Dell, Delivering Less, Hoping For More

February 4, 2013: Take Another Bow, William Howard Taft And IBM Mainframes

January 21, 2013: Google Evildoers Filched Funds From My Wallet

January 7, 2013: Tycho Brahe Had No Nose. How Did He Smell? Terrible

November 26, 2012: The Harder They Fall

November 5, 2012: Estranged Here In A Strained Land

October 8, 2012: Thinking About Thinkstuff

October 1, 2012: Shamoon And Six Trends

September 17, 2012: The Malady Of All Empires

September 4, 2012: Has The PC Lost Its Mojo?

August 6, 2012: For Whom The Tolls Bill

July 16, 2012: Up Close And Personal

June 18, 2012: Transit Of Venues

June 4, 2012: Outer Burroughs

May 7, 2012: Gun-bae, Google, And Thanks For The Tuna

April 23, 2012: Drivers Of The Purple Sage

April 9, 2012: Not Weather, Nor Whether But When

March 26, 2012: Mobile IBM Has Apps, But With Gaps

March 12, 2012: Kenya Hear Me Now

February 27, 2012: Slim's Simmering SIMs

February 13, 2012: The Codd Piece

January 30, 2012: Angry Hurd

January 16, 2012: Jumping The Shark

December 12, 2011: The Maltese Logon

November 7, 2011: ARMs To Fare Well

October 17, 2011: Preoccupy Wall Street

October 3, 2011: Bier Or Hospice, That Persistent Thirst For Legacy

September 19, 2011: Goodbye Kitty

August 22, 2011: How To Downgrade Your Business Partner

August 8, 2011: Debit And Taxis

July 18, 2011: Smart Fellers

June 27, 2011: In Hack Signo Vinces

May 16, 2011: Ptolemy And Shorter You

May 2, 2011: Monkey Business

April 18, 2011: Cover Story

April 4, 2011: Boiling the Ocean

March 14, 2011: Tablet Vivant, Memories Mordant

February 28, 2011: Talking Toklas

February 14, 2011: The Daily Nothing

January 31, 2011: The So-Called Network

January 17, 2011: Something Wiki This Way Comes

December 13, 2010: Sheets for Brains

November 8, 2010: Wither Thou Ghost--That IBM-Fortinet Halloween Deal

November 1, 2010: No Bounce in Big Blue's Belly

October 18, 2010: Any Cloud Platform You Want, As Long As It's X64

October 4, 2010: Built Like a BRIC's IT House

September 20, 2010: Seismically Active Storage

September 7, 2010: Craft Nouveau

August 9, 2010: Back To School

July 19, 2010: Smart Cube Is IBM's Half-AS Imitation of Apple

June 28, 2010: Microclients: Thin Enough? Rich Enough?

June 14, 2010: Market Cap and Propeller Beanies

May 10, 2010: Hot Deals and the Cool Server Nurseries

April 19, 2010: When iCarus Is Bliss

April 5, 2010: When Price/Performance Outruns Elasticity

March 15, 2010: The Teahad Pilot, the Sycophant Senator, and IBM

March 1, 2010: It's i or Die for Power in the Midrange

February 15, 2010: The Lotus Reposition

February 1, 2010: One-Trick Pony, But What a Trick!

January 18, 2010: Orwell's Flat

January 4, 2010: If Trees Were Free, Would the Press Be?

November 30, 2009: The Fox in IBM's Storage Henhouse

November 2, 2009: Can Mashups Save the Advanced Economies?

October 19, 2009: Oy, Cloudy Us!

October 5, 2009: CIO, Get Out Of That Glass House

September 21, 2009: Big Blue's Sun Strategy Gamble--IBM Without i

August 24, 2009: Terms and Conditions

August 3, 2009: Aiming for the Clouds

June 15, 2009: Playing For Keeps in Peoria

May 18, 2009: Sometimes You Eat the Bear, Sometimes Its Porridge

May 4, 2009: The Age of Acquire Us

March 16, 2009: The Case of the Vanishing Equity

March 2, 2009: That'll Teach 'Em

February 16, 2009: Biting The Handout

January 12, 2009: Shoes for Cheeses

December 8, 2008: Potlatch Season

November 17, 2008: Souls of Old Machines

October 20, 2008: Home Deep Owe

September 22, 2008: You Can Teleworker, But Who Will Listen?

August 4, 2008: Newtonian Economics

July 14, 2008: Mission Possible

June 16, 2008: iPhone Home

May 19, 2008: Saying No No No

April 7, 2008: Bears' Turns

March 3, 2008: Plane's Peeking

February 18, 2008: Recovering Lost Prophets

January 7, 2008: Motherboarding

November 19, 2007: It's Your Gaul

October 22, 2007: Symphony for the Devil

September 4, 2007: Leverage

August 13, 2007: Classical Architecture

July 16, 2007: To Avatar and Avatar Not

June 4, 2007: Missing Inaction

April 30, 2007: Hearts and Minds

March 19, 2007: The China Spin Drone

February 19, 2007: Paved With Good Intentions

January 15, 2007: Between y o u and i

December 18, 2006: Greetings Season

November 20, 2006: Stay the Recourse

October 10, 2006: Blowing Up Buddha

September 5, 2006: Frequent Deniers Club

July 24, 2006: Big Indians, Little Indians

May 22, 2006: Patent Depending

April 17, 2006: Patent Lather

March 6, 2006: Lincoln to Open SQL

January 30, 2006: Virtual's Impatience

December 12, 2005: Plenty of Newton

November 28, 2005: Hasta La Vista, Budget

October 31, 2005: Omission Accomplished

September 26, 2005: New Moth

August 22, 2005: The Grinchy Code

July 18, 2005: Live Gates

June 20, 2005: If It Walks Like Sudoku . . .

May 16, 2005: Colophon While It Lasted

April 18, 2005: The Princess and IP

February 21, 2005: Darned Coyote

January 24, 2005: Technical Fowl

December 13, 2004: The Dry Fish Affair

November 15, 2004: Vow Tipping

October 18, 2004: Vulture Culture

September 20, 2004: Sell Phones

August 9, 2004: 0110 Nights and a Night

July 12, 2004: To Hive and Hive Not

June 21, 2004: Panda to the Masses

May 3, 2004: Flea Circuits

April 12, 2004: Mushing Through Gorges

March 22, 2004: Bone Appetite

February 23, 2004: A Lion in the Sand

November 24, 2003: Post Mortem

October 27, 2003: Script Kitties

September 22, 2003: Gravity's Drain Bowl

August 25, 2003: Fickle Flingers of Fat

July 28, 2003: Novel Ideas

June 23, 2003: Battle of All Mudders

May 27, 2003: From Credo to Grief

April 14, 2003: Oh My Darwin: Inclement Times

March 24, 2003: Calculated Risks

February 24, 2003: When the Saints Go Marching In

October 28, 2002: The GUI Lag Archipelago

September 30, 2002: Radio Decidendi

August 26, 2002: Ootay eBay Orway Otnay Ootay eBay

July 29, 2002: Canute, Rock Me

June 24, 2002: Gibbet and Solomon

May 28, 2002: Cotton Blather

April 29, 2002: Hieronymus Bosh








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