101 Fabulous Freebies

My feature story for PC World‘s May issue is online, and it’s a doozy. This story has capsule reviews of 101 completely free programs and web-based services. I worked my tail off to write this story, and I’m proud of the result: There’s a lot of great stuff in there. Many props to my editors […]

101 Fabulous Freebies

Wikipedia study: Cooked?

Andrew Orlowski dishes more dirt on the Nature comparison of Wikipedia vs. Britannica: Nature mag cooked Wikipedia study | The Register “Nature sent only misleading fragments of some Britannica articles to the reviewers, sent extracts of the children’s version and Britannica’s “book of the year” to others, and in one case, simply stitched together bits […]

Wikipedia study: Cooked?

Wikipedia’s reliability?

This morning, the WSJ ran a story on the Encyclopedia Britannica’s efforts to defend itself against assertions that it’s no more accurate than Wikipedia: WSJ.com – In a War of Words, Famed Encyclopedia Defends Its Turf Here’s the Nature study on Wikipedia vs Encyclopedia Britannica that kicked the whole thing off back in December. A […]

Wikipedia’s reliability?

Attention and sex.

“There isn’t a single great work in the history of civilization, no novel, symphony, film, or song that was completed as a 1/5th time-slice between e-mail, IM, cellphones and television.” Attention and sex – scottberkun.com

Attention and sex.