Phil Johnson

Writer/Editor at ITworld

I'm a writer and editor for ITworld.com, after having survived 17 years in the corporate wild as a software/web developer, technical lead and project manager.

In my spare time these days, when I'm not chauffeuring my daughters to and from school, lessons and Justin Bieber movies (ugh), I enjoy drawing cartoons, tweeting and taking pictures of cranes.

How to keep governments from over-regulating Bitcoin

ITworld cartoons 2015: The year in geek humor (so far)

ITworld cartoons 2015: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

Measure twice, cut the cord once  [CARTOON]

Measure twice, cut the cord once [CARTOON]

It’s getting easier to watch the TV you want without a cable subscription but if you cut the cord be careful which cord you’re cutting.

Superbugs: 11 software bugs that took way too long to meet their maker

Superbugs: 11 software bugs that took way too long to meet their maker

All software has bugs, but even the most well known applications can have errors and vulnerabilities that somehow go undetected for years - or decades.

Females in tech are still bumping up against the glass ceiling

Females in tech are still bumping up against the glass ceiling

A recent study finds that promoting female technologists would go a long way towards keeping them in the industry and attracting other women to tech.

A mid-life tech crisis [CARTOON]

A mid-life tech crisis [CARTOON]

You know you’re getting old when mastering new technology no longer comes easy.

Geeky places to visit before you die

Geeky places to visit before you die

If you like reliving geek history, you’ll want to add visiting these places to your nerd bucket list

David Letterman’s top 5 tech innovations

David Letterman’s top 5 tech innovations

As the fabled late night talk show host prepares to retire, a look back on a handful of unique technology firsts that he and his shows gave the world over the last 30 years.

How microwaves could help you surf the Internet at the speed of light

How microwaves could help you surf the Internet at the speed of light

New research finds that Internet speeds could be greatly increased by removing infrastructural latencies and that a speed-of-light Internet could be created for a fairly low cost.

Verizon dials-up a big deal [CARTOON]

Verizon dials-up a big deal [CARTOON]

AOL liked Verizon’s offer to buy the company enough to accept it - once they got done downloading it, of course.

Watch Mark Zuckerberg lecture a computer science class at Harvard - in 2005

Watch Mark Zuckerberg lecture a computer science class at Harvard - in 2005

Just as he was getting famous a decade ago, Facebook’s founder went back to his alma mater as a guest lecturer - and you can watch it all.

India’s constitution is now on GitHub

India’s constitution is now on GitHub

Add India to the growing list of countries whose national laws, some portion at least, are now in source control.

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