About the Author
SIMON BISSON is an IT journalist and technology strategy consultant. He has covered all aspects of IT (from enterprise architectures down) for many publications, from the Financial Times and the Guardian to the Register. Currently, he's blogging for ZDNet with Mary. In a varied career outside journalism, Simon worked on tools to design electromagnetic launchers, helped build the first solid-state high-power HF transmitter, was CTO of one of the U.K.'s first national ISPs, and consulted on some of the U.K.'s most recognizable web properties. MARY BRANSCOMBE is a freelance journalist covering technology—anything from mobile phones to mainframes—that makes a difference to people. She has written for a wide range of publications, including the Financial Times and the Observer and numerous technical titles. After reading classics at Oxford (with a side order of first-order logic) Mary took a master's degree in Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems to help ensure she'd know what she was talking about.