Ashlee Vance

Ashlee Vance

Ashlee Vance (born 1977) is an American columnist. He is primarily known for writing for "The Register" from March 2003 [cite news
url = | date = 2003-03-24
title = Sun adopts Write Once, Revise Anywhere license
first = Ashlee | last = Vance | work = The Register
] to August 2008, [cite news
url = | date = 2008-08-21
title = "Reg" server and chip hack molested by Gray Lady
first = Ashlee | last = Vance | work = The Register
] but moved to the New York Times in September 2008. [cite news
url =
title = Godfrey Sullivan Takes Up Splunking
first = Ashlee | last = Vance | date = 2008-09-02 | work = Bits Blog | publisher = New York Times
] Vance covered companies such as IBM, HP, Intel, and Dell, and also writes about a wide range of technology topics, including robots and Segway scooters. He tends to write in a sarcastic, cynical tone, much as one would read in "MAD Magazine".

Vance has written a book, called "Geek Silicon Valley", on the history of the Silicon Valley. [cite book
title = Geek Silicon Valley | publisher = Globe Pequot Press
first = Ashlee | last = Vance | isbn = 978-0762742394 | date = 2007-11-01
] His writing often also appears in the "New York Times" and the "Economist" and such publications as the "Chicago Tribune",, the "Globe and Mail", the "International Herald Tribune", and CNET.

Born in South Africa, Vance grew up in Texas. He now works in Mountain View, California.

Ashlee provides latest updates on Hardware & Server technology. Ashlee's latest radio talk show aims to make IT interesting for Register readers.

emi-Coherent Computing podcast

He also hosted an audio podcast called "Semi-Coherent Computing", [ [ Semi-Coherent Computing] ] [ [ Semi-Coherent Computing - RSS Feed] ] discussing enterprise computing topics like Datacenter cooling issues and blade servers. With notable guests such as, chip pioneer David Ditzel of Transmeta, Sun Microsystems, and Bell Labs. [cite web
url =
work = The Third Culture | publisher = Edge Foundation, Inc
title = David R. Ditzel


External links

* [ Vance's web site]
* [ A poll taken about Vance]
* [ IBM interview with Vance]
* [ Bite PR interview]
* [ Story by Vance] in "The Economist"
* [ Story by Vance] in the New York Times

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