When it comes to information technology, Cringely knows what he is talking about. Thirty years in and around the PC business has earned him wisdom, if not wealth. It's not that he is so smart, but his friends are smart. The best and brightest in Silicon Valley talk to him all the time. It's Cringely's job to sift through their thoughts for valuable bits to share with you. For eight years from 1987-95, Robert X. Cringely wrote the Notes From the Field column in InfoWorld, a weekly computer trade newspaper. He is also the author of the best-selling book Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date. His work has appeared, well, everywhere, and his PBS documentaries have aired in more than 60 countries. Most recently, Cringely was the host and writer of the Maryland Public Television documentary "The Transformation Age: Surviving a Technology Revolution with Robert X. Cringely." Cringely's work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Upside, Success, Worth, and many other magazines and newspapers. The sex symbol, airplane enthusiast and adventurer continues to write about personal computers and has an active consulting business in Silicon Valley, selling his cybersoul to the highest bidder.