Chris Nolan

Standalone journalist Chris Nolan runs 'Politics from Left to Right,' a political Web site at www.chrisnolan.com that focuses on the intersection of politics, technology and business issues in San Francisco, in California and on the national scene.Nolan's work is well-known to tech-savvy readers. Her weekly syndicated column, 'Talk is Cheap,' appeared in The New York Post, Upside, Wired.com and other publications. Debuting in 1997 at the beginnings of the Internet stock boom, it covered a wide variety of topics and was well regarded for its humor, insight and news value.Nolan has led her peers in breaking important stories. Her reporting on Silicon Valley banker Frank Quattrone was the first to uncover the now infamous 'friend of Frank' accounts and led, eventually, to Quattrone's conviction on obstruction of justice charges.In addition to columns and Weblogging, Nolan's work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New Republic, Fortune, Business 2.0 and Condé, Nast Traveler, and she has spoken frequently on the impact of Weblogging on politics and journalism.Before moving to San Francisco, Nolan, who has more than 20 years of reporting experience, wrote about politics and technology in Washington, D.C., for a series of television trade magazines. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Welcome to Computer Hell

Conventional wisdom says columnists should write about their own problems. But who pays any attention to conventional wisdom? For the past month or so, Ive been in a sort of...

Two Sides to the Municipal Wi-Fi Story

Politicians have managed to stifle any sort of argument on the pros and cons of having government involved in providing free municipal-sponsored wireless Internet access with a simple and...

ICANN Controversy Is Just the Beginning

Its highly likely that the sort of conversation held this week in Tunisia about the Internet—yet another version of the "whos in charge?" query—will soon be heard. It might not...

Online Voting Offers Advantages

There were a number of elections around the country yesterday. Ill leave it to you to pick your favorite for tealeaf-reading about what it all means. Here in Californian, we...

Internet Fees Can Take a Toll

Can the Internet—the home of "free" stuff—ever stray farther from its roots? Probably. But the path to pay might not be a smooth transition, and greed—always an element in an...

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Changing of Editors in the eWEEK Chair

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