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Mini Movie Machine Almost Breaks Into the Big Time
Review of Dell's Mini 10 netbook. (Wired, 2009-03-25)

Unix Lovers to Party Like It's 1234567890
Unix "epoch time" hits a very interesting number: 1234567890. (Wired, 2009-02-12)

Jan. 26, 1983: Spreadsheets as Easy as 1-2-3
A historical piece on the 26th anniversary of Lotus 1-2-3 (Wired, 2009-01-26)

12 Good Gadgets for Hard Times
A list of gadgets you might want to get now, in case the recession gets really nasty (Wired, 2008-12-29)

Dec. 9, 1968: The Mother of All Demos
A historical brief on Douglas Engelbart's famous 1968 demo. (Wired, 2008-12-09)

Gallery: 40 Years of Mighty Mice
A gallery showing early models of the computer mouse, as well as later variants. (Wired, 2008-12-09)

Silicon Valley Conference Aims to Raise Planetary IQ
More than 100 hopeful believers in Douglas Engelbart's vision gathered Monday at San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation, in the heart of Silicon Valley, to talk about the ways that they can help foster greater collective intelligence. (Wired, 2008-12-09)

Nov. 26, 1894: Cybernetics Pioneer Norbert Wiener Born
My mini-biography on mathematician and cybernetics inventor Norbert Wiener. (Wired, 2008-11-26)

New Chips Poised to Revolutionize Photography, Film
For the first time, professional-grade single-lens reflex cameras are gaining the ability to record high-definition video. That capability, photographers say, has the potential to transform both still photography and moviemaking -- and it's largely thanks to advances in the semiconductor technology used to make the image sensors inside these cameras. (, 2008-10-09)

How Google Can Save Android From Certain Failure
The debut of the Android-based T-Mobile G1 phone is the first public appearance of an almost fully-baked consumer "Googlephone." There's just one problem: There is no Googlephone -- and that's something Google must fix, and fast, if it wants its mobile operating system to succeed. (, 2008-09-23)

Bigfoot Hunters Fail to Produce Creature's Corpse
Bullshit press conference, but I had fun with the writeup. (, 2008-08-15)

First Look: iPhone 3G Fires on (Almost) Every Cylinder
My first-day review of the iPhone 3G. (, 2008-07-11)

Nanotubes Hold Promise for Next-Generation Computing
Two separate groups of researchers have recently published papers demonstrating advances in creating, sorting and organizing carbon nanotubes so they can be used in electronics. (, 2008-07-09)

So Long, Bill Gates, and Thanks for the Monopoly
He's a merciless competitor, a shameless "fan" of other people's ideas and an unapologetic monopolist. And because of all that, Bill Gates has done more to create the thriving computer industry than anybody else. (, 2008-06-27)

WWDC Keynote: Steve Jobs Announces a $200, 3G iPhone
My liveblogged coverage of the keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference. (, 2008-06-09)

Developers at WWDC Looking Forward to iPhone 3G Platform
News story from the floor of Apple's WWDC. (, 2008-06-09)

Review: Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good
Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 is part of that rare subset of business books that actually aim to tell interesting stories about people in business. (, 2008-05-15)

Nokia to Tackle Google, First in Mapping, Then Everywhere
Nokia doesn't want you to think of its forthcoming mapping software for PCs as a Google Maps competitor. But press them, and Nokia executives will admit Google is the enemy. And with that particular enemy, there can be no compromise. (, 2008-05-13)

Review: Olympus E-420 is One Smokin' SLR
Review of a compact digital SLR camera by Olympus. (, 2008-05-09)

Your Shoes Are Killing Your Feet
Wearing shoes is messing up the perfectly-balanced, coordinated bipedal gait that our species evolved over millions of years. (, 2008-04-23)

Cool Tool: Topeak Mini 6
Review of a mini tool that's pretty handy for bicycle maintenance. (Cool Tools, 2008-03-05)

Organized Chaos Reigns at Bil, the Alterna-TED
Bil, an un-conference designed as a complement to TED, brought an interesting mix of scientific and technological ideas into an impromptu and self-organized agenda of presentations and discussion. (, 2008-03-03)

Book Review: What Would MacGyver Do?
Review of a book by Brendan Vaughan (, 2008-02-15)

MacBook Air's Real Design Innovation Is Under the Hood
Most critiques of the MacBook Air are missing the point, because it's a luxury item -- and it's also merely Apple's first foray into the ultralight device category. (, 2008-01-18)

Gawker's Nick Denton on the State of Blogdom
Interview with Gawker Media founder Nick Denton (Wired, 2008-01-18)

CES Party Report: Mary J. Blige Performs for Monster Cable
Mary J. Blige rocked the house at a Monster Cable party at CES 2008. (, 2008-01-09)

Artist's NSFW Creations Envision Robot Sex
Filmmaker Michael Sullivan's The Sex Life of Robots centers around a robot baby and his mother scanning their home computer for porn. It shows -- in graphic detail -- the scenes of robot coitus that pop up on their screen. (Wired News, 2007-09-25)

The 'Most Hated Man' in the Tech Business Gets PWNED
Securities lawyer Bill Lerach pleads guilty to one count of conspiracy, and Silicon Valley rejoices. (Wired News, 2007-09-18)

I Want My Two Hundred Dollars!
A short opinion piece published just after Apple announced a $200 price cut in the price of the iPhone. (Wired News, 2007-09-05)

Filmmakers Chase Their Dream--On a Segway
Review of indie movie "10 MPH," a documentary in which the filmmakers cross the country on a Segway. (Wired News, 2007-08-13)

Virgin America: Like a Multimillion-Dollar IPod. That Flies.
My report from the inaugural Virgin America flight from LAX to SFO. (Wired News, 2007-08-09)

Book Review: It's Not News, It's Fark
My notorious review of Drew Curtis' book, which itself got thoroughly reviewed -- on (Wired News, 2007-07-26)

Book Review: Brazen Careerist Gives Advice on Hacking Corporate Culture
Review of "Brazen Careerist," a book by Penelope Trunk (Wired News, 2007-05-30)

Geeks and Suits Rub Shoulders at GigaOm Party
Party report from an event hosted by GigaOm and (Wired News, 2007-05-11)

Party in a NASA Hangar Gives a Glimpse of Space Culture
Yuri's Night Bay Area was almost certainly the first time that NASA ever gave one of its facilities over to a crowd like this. Dancers, hackers, Burning Man fans and space enthusiasts filled Moffett Field's Hangar 211 and the concrete apron in front of it. (Wired News, 2007-04-17)

Kathy Sierra Case: Few Clues, Little Evidence, Much Controversy
In the mountain of commentary that has been published about the Kathy Sierra affair on blogs and in mainstream publications, one fact has so far remained obstinately unconfirmed: Who was it that posted threatening messages and images on Sierra's website and on two other blogs? (Wired News, 2007-04-16)

Tim O'Reilly: Web 2.0 Is About Controlling Data
It's not too late to get on the "web 2.0" bandwagon, says publishing magnate Tim O'Reilly, who coined the term. And if you're wondering what it takes to build a web 2.0 startup, O'Reilly has just the conference for you -- the Web 2.0 Expo. (Q&A with Tim O'Reilly) (Wired News, 2007-04-13)

What I Learned From Friendster: Jonathan Abrams' New Startup
Interview with Jonathan Abrams, the founder of Friendster, about his new startup, Socializr, and what he's learned about starting a company, Web 2.0, Ajax, and how to meet people online. (Wired News, 2007-04-11)

The Art of the Pitch: Be Direct
At Microsoft's Silicon Valley headquarters Monday evening, a couple hundred entrepreneurs and investors gathered to schmooze, eat mashed-potato-and-roast-beef hors-d'oeuvres from martini glasses, and spend a few desultory moments looking over the eight companies on display in the middle of the meeting room. (Item on Epicenter, Wired News' business blog.) (Wired News, 2007-04-10)

What's Inside Your Laptop?
This is the story of how quartz becomes a computer, and it's a story that -- for the typical notebook computer -- stretches across nearly every continent, dozens of countries, and literally hundreds of different companies. (PC Magazine, 2007-03-14)

Ultra Wideband Will Cut the Cable Clutter
New wireless networking technologies are poised to cut the cable clutter on your desktop, starting with USB cables. (PC Magazine, 2007-01-09)

Fiber in the Home: Tenvera Shows Residential Fiber-Optic Solution
Startup telecommunications company Tenvera wants to run fiber-optic cables throughout your home -- and they have a way to do it cheaply, by blowing fiber through flexible micro-conduits. (News coverage from CES 2007) (PC Magazine, 2007-01-08)

Networking Vendors Will Invade Your Living Room at CES
As digital media takes off, network equipment manufacturers smell opportunities to sell more gear. (PC Magazine, 2006-12-21)

Amimon Promises Wireless HD Link In 2007
A startup will be demonstrating its wireless HDTV link at CES, and claims it can support 1.5Gbps of data--enough to drive a 720p or 1080i display. (ExtremeTech, 2006-12-19)

Blast to the Past
To decode da Vinci, you need a firm grasp of art. To learn from Archimedes, you need to get your hands on something a bit more sophisticated. Like a synchrotron that accelerates electrons to nearly the speed of light to produce x-rays. (WIRED, 2006-07-01)

The Ultimate Ultralight Camp
A new generation of backcountry gear offers the perfect balance of high performance and low, low weight. We show you a few of the best essential ultralight products. (WIRED, 2006-07-01)

Splash 'n' Shoot
Review of four waterproof cameras, from the summer issue of WIRED "Test." (WIRED, 2006-07-01)

Kings of All Media
Adding a computer to your home theater no longer means crossing your fingers and hoping for the best. Read this review of 4 media-savvy computers. (WIRED, 2006-05-31)

101 Fabulous Freebies
There's never been a better time to be a cheapskate. Free utilities? We've got 'em. Want a full-fledged image editor? A few gigabytes of mail storage? How about an entire office software suite? We can top that, easy. Take the whole earth and solar system. Free! (PC World, 2006-05-01)

Fon Hopes Its Hotspots Will Rival Cellular
The Spanish company's rapidly growing network of shared hotspots might be the key to widespread Wi-Fi phone service. (Technology Review, 2006-04-21)

Big Shot
Review of the Sony DSC-R1, a digital camera with a big image sensor and a massive 5x zoom lens. (WIRED, 2006-04-01)

You've Got PayMail
AOL has announced plans to charge for sending some e-mail, in hopes of curtailing spam. But skeptics aren't buying it. (Technology Review, 2006-03-06)

A Solid That's Light as Air
In the rarefied field of space research, aerogel is a workhorse. But is it up to heavyweight commercial applications? (Wired News, 2006-02-23)

Here Comes a Google for Coders
A new search engine for programmers promises to make it easier to find and share code. That in turn could increase programmers' productivity and give a fresh boost to the open-source movement. (Wired News, 2006-02-17)

Google's Private Lives
Its new desktop search application would make your personal files available for government searches without your knowledge. (Technology Review, 2006-02-17)

Screening the Latest Bestseller
Some people are wondering whether the Sony Reader might be just the ticket to kick the e-book market into high gear. (Wired News, 2006-01-20)

Esperanto for Toasters
The ZigBee wireless standard could teach a common language to your lights, appliances, doors, and even your cell phone. (Technology Review, 2005-11-10)

Mobile Film School
How to get the most out of your camcorder--even if you don't have Spielberg's talent or Lucas's budget. A detailed 10-page feature, including lots of tips and reviews, from the final issue of Mobile. (PDF) (Mobile, 2005-11-02)

Palm Today, Gone Tomorrow
Palm is about to make the biggest decision of its corporate life: Switch to Windows, or face oblivion (Mobile, 2005-11-01)

Eyes on the Prize
If prizes like the Grand Challenge work so well at advancing technology, why not create more of them? (Technology Review, 2005-10-18)

SanDisk Sansa e130
If you prefer the McDonald's dollar menu to dining at the Ritz, Friday night TV movies to Broadway shows, and big blocks of Velveeta to imported French Brie, then the SanDisk Sansa e130 is the perfect audio player for you. (Mobile, 2005-10-01)

IBM ThinkPad X41 Tablet
To some, the Tablet PC operating system ranks right up there with Microsoft Bob, Clippy the Office Wizard, and Steve Ballmer as one of Microsoft's most obnoxious, useless creations. But the IBM ThinkPad X41 Tablet shows that it is possible to make a tablet that's usable, functional, well built, and even attractive. (Mobile, 2005-10-01)

Sony DSC-T7 Cyber-shot
Sony's slimmest Cyber-shot, the DSC-T7, is more than just a camera. It's skinny enough that you could use it to shim up a wobbly kitchen table or to wedge a door shut. (Mobile, 2005-10-01)

RIM BlackBerry 7100g
The BlackBerry 7100g combines the slim profile of a candy-bar phone with all the e-mail and internet savvy of other, less stylish, BlackBerrys. And you won't feel like an idiot holding it to your ear in a bar. (Mobile, 2005-09-01)

JVC GR-D295u
Judging by its name, you'd think the JVC GR-D295u was a futuristic cambot with a remorseless drive to destroy all living beings. In fact, the GR-D295u is more like the guy who hangs out on the last bar stool next to the door, nursing a Schlitz: friendly, easy to like, and a bit clumsy. That's why we're calling it Norm. (Mobile, 2005-09-01)

Tiger Telematics Gizmondo
Rocky Balboa. The Jamaican bobsled team. Ross Perot. We can’t help but love our scrappy, endearing underdogs. OK, maybe not Ross Perot. But definitely the Gizmondo. (Mobile, 2005-08-01)

Fujifilm FinePix F10
Even gadget-heads like us occasionally get tired of fiddling with dials, knobs, and buttons to get our devices working right. Sometimes, in the sleepy, alcohol-infused predawn hours, we just want to snap a picture of our new Reno friends without having to worry about whether we’ve picked the right white balance setting or adjusted the freakin’ autofocus properly. (Mobile, 2005-08-01)

Death by Tech Support
After spending more than 13 hours on the phone trying to get tech support from the top 10 notebook manufacturers and a handful of third-party tech-support services, our fists were clenched in rage, a rage that subsided only after a few extra-large Sapphire martinis and a trip to the shooting range. (Mobile, 2005-07-01)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 vs. Kodak EasyShare Z740
Whether it's because of fear, prudence, or a restraining order, sometimes you just can't get close enough for a decent photo. For situations like these, you need something more powerful -- like the 12x zoom lens on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 or the 10x zoom on the Kodak EasyShare Z740. (Mobile, 2005-07-01)

Google Picasa 2
You know them: annoying Mac users who are always going on about Apple's supposed "usability," its "elegant design," and all its "great applications." Well now you can scratch one item off your Mac-using friends' brag list. (Mobile, 2005-07-01)

Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505
Most of Casio's Exilim cameras have been trim, low-profile units that fit easily into a pocket. Not so with the Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505, which is about as slim and elegant as a sock full of golf balls. (Mobile, 2005-07-01)

Olympus Evolt E-300
Some things a man just can't explain: What drives him to drink. Why he can't stop a-cussin' and a-brawlin'. And why he lugs around a big, beefy digital SLR when there are pocketable cameras aplenty. (Mobile, 2005-06-01)

Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
This impressively large, traditional-looking digital SLR lays it all out, with a profusion of dials, knobs, and buttons. Learning to wrangle these controls takes time, but the payoff is that you can make quick adjustments to your shots without having to go through a bunch of onscreen menus. (Mobile, 2005-06-01)

Google Desktop Search Beta
If you're in love with Google and want to extend its all-seeing gaze to the intimate recesses of your hard drive, Google Desktop Search is the way to go. (Mobile, 2005-06-01)

Canon PowerShot S70
So you fancy yourself a serious photographer, but you don't want to carry a big SLR or a bulky enthusiast camera? The Canon PowerShot S70 is made for you. (Mobile, 2005-05-01)

Kodak EasyShare DX7590
Kodak's EasyShare DX7590 is a great choice for the X Games: It's a point-and-shoot camera that also has a powerful zoom lens, so you can get action shots of the half pipe even if you're stuck in the middle of the audience. (Mobile, 2005-05-01)

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z50
The first thing you need to know about this camera is that using it will not, by itself, make you more attractive. It will, however, make you feel pretty damn slick. (Mobile, 2005-05-01)

Fossil Wrist PDA
The Fossil Wrist PDA is a huge, gleaming chunk of metal and LCD that balances on your wrist about as elegantly as an elephant on a pogo stick. (Mobile, 2005-05-01)

HP Photosmart R717
HP has figured out how to make excellent, user-friendly cameras, and it's not messing with the formula. (Mobile, 2005-05-01)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1
Imagine that your digital camera developed cell phone envy and tried to transform itself into a hip, nightclubbing swivel-phone from Virgin Mobile. Next imagine that it fell in love with a Wall Street banker and decided to put on a sophisticated, charcoal-black finish reminiscent of a chunk of hematite. (Mobile PC, 2005-04-01)

LG VX6100
Sometimes, simplicity wins the day. While other phones seek the prize for the slimmest profile, the lightest weight, the biggest LCD, or the loudest ring tone, LG's VX6100 succeeds by offering a straightforward set of useful features in a sleek, if unremarkable, package. (Mobile PC, 2005-04-01)

Fogware Internet Radio Recorder
We've been looking for a way to beef up our music collections without dipping into the ramen noodle fund ever since the iron fist of the law came smashing down on the paradise of free file-trading that was Napster. That's why we were excited to try Fogware's Internet Radio Recorder, a Windows program that, for the price of a couple of CDs, lets us save internet radio streams to our heart's content. (Mobile PC, 2005-03-01)

Verbatim Store 'n' Go Pro
The Verbatim Store 'n' Go Pro has a lot going for it — not the least of which is its 6.8MB-per-second write speed, the fastest of any thumbdrive we've tested. (Mobile PC, 2005-03-01)

Maxtor OneTouch II
Backups are boring. Backups are tedious. That's why no one backs up — and why, one day, you'll inevitably lose everything you own to a hard-drive crash. Maxtor's OneTouch II can save you from that miserable fate by making backups as simple as poking a little blue button. (Mobile PC, 2005-03-01)

FujiFilm FinePix E550
If nothing matters but the megapixels, take a look at the Fujifilm FinePix E550, one of the few cameras of its size (or price) to top 6 megapixels. Leather, fur, the nubbly texture of stucco — no matter what your fetish, the textures will look good in pictures from this camera. (Mobile PC, 2005-02-01)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1
Flexibility and ease of use are not mutually exclusive, though most camera makers don't know that. It's a bogus trade-off: There's no reason camera manufacturers can't let you have it both ways. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1 is proof. (Mobile PC, 2005-01-01)

Canon EOS 20D
Film-camera snobs, cower in fear. The Canon EOS 20D is a shot across the bow of your beloved 35mm camera. More than that: It's the first digital camera we've tested that has the mettle to go head-to-head with high-end film cameras and come out on top. (Mobile PC, 2005-01-01)

Fisher FVD-C1 Pocket CameraCorder
Something went terribly wrong in the design of this videocam (Mobile PC, 2004-12-01)

Panasonic SV-AV100 D-snap
Terrific video in a mint tin-sized package (Mobile PC, 2004-12-01)

Panasonic PV-GS400
Top-notch video quality (Mobile PC, 2004-12-01)

Canon Optura 500
If you’re the art-house type, you’ll embrace anything, no matter how stupid — clove cigarettes, turtlenecks, David Eggers novels — as long as it’s outside the mainstream. (Mobile PC, 2004-12-01)

Hitachi DZ-MV550A
You know you’re going to burn your video to disc sooner or later. Why not do it the moment you record it? (Mobile PC, 2004-12-01)

Olympus Ferrari Digital Model 2004
Some brand names transcend price: Rolex. Bulgari. Trojan. And some, like Ferrari, have a value that can easily be computed. (Mobile PC, 2004-12-01)

Sierra Wireless Voq Professional
Get ready to meet the next big innovation in mobile communications technology: the hinge. (Mobile PC, 2004-11-01)

Research in Motion BlackBerry 7780
The BlackBerry 7780 is the first RIM handheld that can go toe-to-toe with such heavyweight smart phones as the PalmOne Treo 600 and not get knocked out of the ring right after the starting bell. (Mobile PC, 2004-11-01)

The Ultimate Travel Toolkit
The future of travel is here. We've got 25 essentials to make your trip go smoother -- whether it's merely down the street or to infinity and beyond (PDF) (Mobile PC, 2004-10-01)

Spire Nova
Most messenger bags fall into one of two camps: gigantic shapeless sacks on the one hand and precious, overorganized, zipper-encrusted man-purses on the other. Spire's Nova bag is neither: It provides plenty of carrying capacity and organizing space in a shoulder bag that looks professional. (Mobile PC, 2004-09-01)

Iomega REV 35GB/90GB External Drive
The first thing you need to know about the Iomega REV 35GB/90GB drive is that its name is a lie. (Mobile PC, 2004-09-01)

Olympus DS-660 Digital Voice Recorder
Surreptitiously record your boss, before turning him in to the FBI (Mobile PC, 2004-09-01)

Perseid meteor shower to light up the skies
This week, skip the movies and catch some shooting stars instead. (San Francisco Chronicle, 2004-08-06)

Panasonic DMC-FZ10
Big, beautiful Leica lens--but this camera's a bit on the slow side (Mobile PC, 2004-08-01)

Supersonic SC-77 DVD
Review of compact, tablet-style portable DVD player (Mobile PC, 2004-08-01)

Sony DSC-F828 Cyber-shot
This sweet 8-megapixel camera is speedy and delivers superb shots with plenty of control. (Mobile PC, 2004-07-01)

Sigma SD-10
This high-end digital camera provides massive power--if you can handle it (Mobile PC, 2004-07-01)

Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Classic SLR design and performance in an inexpensive digital camera (Mobile PC, 2004-07-01)

FujiFilm Finepix A330
The perfect beach camera (Mobile PC, 2004-07-01)

HP PhotoSmart R707
It wants to hold your hand (Mobile PC, 2004-07-01)

Olympus Camedia C-60 Zoom
A big chunk of megapixels (Mobile PC, 2004-07-01)

Kodak EasyShare LS743
A trifecta of digital camera speed, quality, and style (Mobile PC, 2004-07-01)

PCTEL Segue Soft Access Point
Turn your $2000 notebook into a $70 router (Mobile PC, 2004-06-01)

LG LX5450
Sleek-looking camera phone with built-in image editing (Mobile PC, 2004-06-01)

Canon ZR-90
Camcorder with an excellent balance of portability and power (Mobile PC, 2004-06-01)

Buffalo LinkStation HD-H120LAN
120 gigs of raw, screaming network storage (Mobile PC, 2004-06-01)

MDM Secure File PDA Backup
One-button backup for your PDA (Mobile PC, 2004-05-01)

Corsoft Aileron
Sleek e-mail client for your Palm will have you speeding through your inbox like a roadster on a curvy country byway. (Mobile PC, 2004-05-01)

Franklin MDM Audio Translator
Not quite a Babel Fish (Mobile PC, 2004-05-01)

PalmOne Tungsten W
Smartphone for data mavens who don't talk much (Mobile PC, 2004-05-01)

Kyocera Finecam SL300R
Superfast pocket digital camera (Mobile PC, 2004-05-01)

Corex CardScan Executive
Reduce that stack of business cards to mere electrons (Mobile PC, 2004-04-01)

NEC 525 High Definition Mobile
This phone has a pretty face, and brains besides (Mobile PC, 2004-04-01)

Colligo Workgroup Edition
Quick and dirty collaboration for small wireless workgroups (Mobile PC, 2004-04-01)

Canon Optura Xi
High-end consumer video camera is packed with features--and a price tag to match (Mobile PC, 2004-03-01)

Concord EyeQ Go Wireless
You might think that the addition of an overhyped networking technology wouldn’t be enough to save a crappy product from itself — and in the case of the Concord EyeQ Go Wireless camera, you’d be right. (Mobile PC, 2004-03-01)

Canon i80
A work of art that prints beautiful artwork (Mobile PC, 2004-03-01)

HP iPaq Navigation System and Belkin Bluetooth GPS Receiver
Wherever you go, there you are, screwing around with Bluetooth (Mobile PC, 2004-03-01)

Ingineo Eyetop
Better than a sharp stick in the eye--but only slightly (Mobile PC, 2004-03-01)

Royal Linea 32
If the Royal Linea32 had been alive in 1990, it would have been the queen of the PDAs. Alas, the Linea32 was born too late, and now it's more peasant than royalty. (Mobile PC, 2004-03-01)

PalmOne Tungsten E
A beautiful pocket organizer, but it's no Einstein (Mobile PC, 2004-03-01)

HP iPaq Pocket PC h4350
A well-connected PDA for corridor warriors (Mobile PC, 2004-03-01)

What's On Your Mobile: Arthur C. Clarke
My interview with science fiction novelist (and comsat inventor) Arthur C. Clarke. (links to PDF file) (Mobile PC, 2004-03-01)

RIM BlackBerry 7230
Executive connectivity at a populist price (Mobile PC, 2004-02-02)

Forward Solutions Migo
Review: Forward Solutions Migo, a keychain-size USB flash memory drive with built-in synchronization software. (Mobile PC, 2004-02-01)

DataViz Documents To Go Premium Edition 6.0
Review of Palm-based software Documents to Go 6.0, which offers native support for Word and Excel documents, so you can view, create, and edit these files on your Palm OS-based handheld. (Mobile PC, 2004-02-01)

Panasonic SV-AV100 D-Snap SD Video Camcorder
Review: A little thicker than a tin of Altoids, the D-Snap packs VHS-quality video recording in a package small enough to fit in your pants pocket. (Mobile PC, 2004-02-01)

Dell Digital Jukebox
Review: It lacks the cool supermodel sophistication of Apple’s iPod, but don’t hate it because it’s ugly. The Dell Digital Jukebox makes up for its lack of looks with a charming devotion to musical excellence. (Mobile PC, 2004-02-01)

Four strategies for fighting junk e-mail show that spam control based on content filtering is ultimately a losing battle. (tweney report, 2003-09-22)

E-Mail on the Cheap
Low-cost e-mail systems look attractive, but companies shouldn't rush to overhaul their e-mail infrastructures. (CIO, 2003-09-15)

Bloki eases Web page creation
Review: Bloki is a useful tool for ad hoc page creation and collaboration, but it is not suitable for creating commercial Web sites or corporate intranets. (eWeek, 2003-07-07)

Defensive Postures
Intrusion prevention systems offer the latest countermeasures in the war against hackers, worms and viruses (CIO, 2003-06-15)

Build It Free
Open-source development tools offer low-cost, high-quality options, but CIOs seem less enthusiastic than professional developers. (CIO, 2003-04-15)

Now They're After You: Music Cops Target Users
Millions of people download copyrighted songs and even movies from the Internet with little fear of being caught. That's about to change. The recording industry is expanding its focus and is gunning for file traders. (PC World, 2003-03-06)

Internet fixes
Sneakier spam, wilier worms, more aggravating wonder it feels like your PC is under assault. Fight back with these simple steps for keeping the latest pests at bay. (PC World, 2003-02-27)

Q&A: Cory Doctorow
Science-fiction novelist talks about Disney, Whuffie, Napster and what's wrong with San Francisco (SFGate, 2003-01-23)

Mining the catalog
What happens when you take a massive database of bibliographic descriptions and redesign it for the Web, not just as a resource for librarians, but as a tool for undergraduate students and the public at large? One thing is clear: the finished application will look and act a lot more like Google or than a traditional library catalog, even though it will have catalog records at its heart. (piece commissioned for RLG's web site) (RLG, 2003-01-15)

Does Moore's Law still hold true?
The doctrine that computing power doubles every 18 to 24 months has been considered gospel for the past three decades. Now it may be time for a new look. (Business 2.0, 2002-12-13)

Less is Moore.
Learning to manage information effectively is the most pressing challenge facing the technology world today. (tweney report, 2002-12-13)

False Alarms on the Firewall
How can you separate a legitimate security threat from routine traffic? A recently upgraded software product can help. (Business 2.0, 2002-11-15)

Still Waiting for the Web Services Miracle
Web services haven't changed the world yet, but there are ways to make them work. (Business 2.0, 2002-11-01)

The Santa Slam
The holiday rush is coming, and as usual, many sites won't be able to handle the traffic. Here's how you can prepare for this year, and beyond. (Business 2.0, 2002-10-18)

Hollywood vs. Your PC
Movie and music moguls are hopping mad over the new technologies that are transforming digital entertainment. Washington is listening, and is crafting new copyright laws aimed at the heart of these technologies. What's at risk? Your ability to enjoy DVDs and CDs you've bought, your privacy--even your control over your PC. (from the November 2002 issue of PC World) (PC World, 2002-10-15)

The Death of the $1 Million Software Package
Back in the late 1990s, a software salesman could look you in the eye and say with a straight face that his company's enterprise system would cost you $1 million. Mercifully, those days are over. (Business 2.0, 2002-10-04)

Are You Overpaying for Content Management?
Companies are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on software to manage their websites and other documents -- and getting dubious returns. There's got to be a better way. (Business 2.0, 2002-09-20)

Who's on Your Network?
Intrusion detection systems can work, but they require time and money. (CIO, 2002-09-15)

Your Company's Biggest Data Risk? It Might Just Be the Employees.
Most companies are diligent about backing up their servers and mainframes. But how much vital information are you leaving exposed on laptops and desktop PCs? (Business 2.0, 2002-09-06)

Understanding weblogs
I've been spending the past several weeks messing around with weblogs. Last week, the light bulb went on: I realized that a weblog could be a useful tool for personal knowledge management as well as for public communication. (tweney report, 2002-08-28)

Blogging for Dollars
Businesses are starting to use weblogs -- those impromptu lists-cum-journals -- as powerful tools for knowledge management and communications. (Business 2.0, 2002-08-23)

Carte Blanche for Hackers
Some recently proposed legislation could open up computer networks to vigilante-style justice. There's never been a better time to be a hacker. (Business 2.0, 2002-08-08)

Spoofing P2P
Late last week, Congressional representative Howard Berman (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would give the entertainment industry carte blanche to disable, block, spoof, or otherwise try to bring down peer-to-peer file-trading networks that are trafficking in pirated content. (tweney report, 2002-08-01)

Importance of Knowing Who's Who
Identity management may be the most important corporate technology you've never heard of. (Business 2.0, 2002-07-26)

Remote Workers of Your Company, Unite!
Online collaboration software hasn't eliminated business travel or long-distance phone calls. But as Hewlett-Packard has discovered, it can make a lot of business tasks more efficient. (Business 2.0, 2002-07-12)

AltaVista adds a new trick to its bag
The engineers at Alta Vista have a few tricks left in their bags, and the latest, a feature called Prisma, is a pretty useful reference tool. (tweney report, 2002-07-03)

Rehearsing for Success
Want to win your next negotiation? Role-playing, that much-maligned management technique, could actually do the trick. (Business 2.0, 2002-07-01)

Broken trust
Microsoft wants you to entrust its new "Palladium" project with the safekeeping of your computer's processor, memory, and hard drive. As if! (tweney report, 2002-06-28)

Loudcloud Discovers Market Darwinism
Loudcloud announced this week that it would exit the Web outsourcing business. Does that mean you should think about running your website in-house? Not necessarily. (Business 2.0, 2002-06-20)

Inventing television
A common misconception about invention is that it's primarily the purview of solitary inventors tinkering in their woodsheds, like Thomas Edison or Bill Hewlett and David Packard. The fact is, for much of the 20th century, most innovation happened within corporate R&D departments. In this follow-on to my interview with Evan Schwartz, I discuss the lessons learned from Farnsworth's story. (tweney report, 2002-06-14)

Q&A: Evan I. Schwartz / Author of "The Last Lone Inventor"
One clear day in September 1927, in a small San Francisco laboratory, a brainy 21-year-old Utah farm boy demonstrated the first electronic television broadcast. But the name Philo T. Farnsworth never became a household word. How Farnsworth invented television and subsequently got consigned to obscurity is revealed in "The Last Lone Inventor," a newly published book by Evan I. Schwartz. (SFGate, 2002-06-13)

Information You Need, Almost Anywhere
Elliot Feldman, director of alternative education for Boston Public Schools, has no illusions about his job. "I deal with the underbelly," Feldman says. "I've seen kids involved in every crime -- murder, rape, assault, you name it." Now, a new mobile application might make life easier for the truant officers he oversees. (Business 2.0, 2002-06-06)

Equally Shared Parenting
From KQED's "Perspectives" series, this short piece looks at the benefits -- and difficulties -- of sharing parenting duties equally. (KQED, 2002-06-03)

Minding the E-Store
When you enter a department store, there's a good chance that your every move is being watched and assessed. You might think that the same thing is happening in online stores, but the fact is that Web merchants often have only the sketchiest idea of what you're actually doing. A new product from a company called TeaLeaf might help address this problem. (Business 2.0, 2002-05-23)

A Smarter Way to Buy Bandwidth
The ISP market is about as orderly as a medieval bazaar. Fortunately, new route-control products may give corporate buyers an edge. (Business 2.0, 2002-05-09)

Global Trend or Passing Fad: Putting Government Services Online
Around the world, government is turning into e-government, as local, state, and federal government entities move more of their content and services onto the Web. In the process, government is undergoing a shift toward a more customer-centric, service-oriented model—a transformation that may lead to profound changes in the way we think about government and democracy. (iQ, 2002-04-30)

Buying Industrial-Strength Tech on the Cheap
How do you run an IT department on a tight budget? Two words: Linux and eBay. (Business 2.0, 2002-04-25)

Does Your Company Need a CTO?
More and more firms are hiring chief technical officers to help them understand and respond to technological change. (Business 2.0, 2002-04-11)

Java Fundamentalists Want My Head!
Unfortunately, my premature demise wouldn't solve the biggest problem they face -- a growing threat from Web services. (Business 2.0, 2002-03-28)

Is Java Obsolete?
Sun's programming language is great for linking corporate applications to the Internet. Trouble is, Web services promise to do the same thing. (Business 2.0, 2002-03-15)

Java on Your Mobile Phone?
Sun's recent lawsuit against Microsoft shows how insignificant Java has become on PCs. But the wireless market may be Java's last, best hope. (Business 2.0, 2002-03-14)

Your Data Is Gone, But It's Not Forgotten
When you feed a piece of paper into a shredder, the resulting pile of strips is good for little more than packing material. Not so with electronic documents, which, like B-movie zombies, have a nasty habit of coming back from the dead long after you thought you'd gotten rid of them. (Business 2.0, 2002-02-28)

Weblogs Make the Web Work for You
Weblogs, or "blogs," are popping up faster than mushrooms on a wet lawn. Most are awful. But a few are well worth your time. (Business 2.0, 2002-02-14)

Network Defense for Super Bowl Sunday
There are a few occasions during which information systems have to function absolutely perfectly, with no margin for error and zero tolerance for downtime: military invasions, open-heart surgery, major financial transactions -- and Super Bowl Sunday. (Business 2.0, 2002-02-01)

This is a weblog
What that means is that, from time to time, I'll write something and post it to my web site, here. When I do, the new item will appear on my home page, here. (tweney report, 2002-01-23)

Where Did All the Online Bargains Go?
To avoid price wars, companies once had to resort to collusion and price-fixing. Now, a new study shows, they just use the Internet. (Business 2.0, 2002-01-17)

Using the Internet to Reach Customers Around the World
To appeal to an international audience, companies need to strategize globally and customize locally, while maintaining consistency across their international sites and avoiding unneeded redundancies. It’s a tall order, but for companies that are up to the challenge, the potential payoffs are huge. (iQ, 2002-01-10)

Minimalist Approach to Technology
The new stuff is expensive and budgets are tight. Here are the technologies that will deliver the biggest bang for the fewest bucks in 2002. (Business 2.0, 2002-01-03)

AT&T Broadband's recent debacle perfectly underscores why the new technology hasn't caught on yet. (Business 2.0, 2001-12-20)

Are You Broadcasting Secrets Over the Airwaves?
Wireless networks sound like a great idea -- that is, until some facially pierced teenager in the coffee shop across the street from your office taps into your wireless network, downloads a few files, defaces your intranet homepage, and plants a virus or two just for fun. (Business 2.0, 2001-12-06)

Table Is Set for Web Telephony
For years now, the promised convergence of voice networks and the Internet has failed to materialize. It's a bit like watching Bullwinkle Moose try to impress his buddy Rocket J. Squirrel: "Hey, Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!," the providers of Internet telephony technologies promise, year after year. (Business 2.0, 2001-12-01)

Strong Java
This year, the programming language-cum-development platform called Java turned 5. It now stands as one of the world's most popular computer languages—and it continues to grow. Yet Java's ascendancy hasn't happened quite the way Sun envisioned back in 1996. (CIO, 2001-11-15)

Back to the Future: Java Goes Mobile
Java is quietly undergoing a renaissance on the client—this time as a platform for applications embedded in cell phones, PDAs and other mobile devices. (Sidebar to "Strong Java") (CIO, 2001-11-15)

Common Language for the Next-Generation Internet
So-called Web-services applications will soon talk to each other without human intervention. But first everyone needs to agree on how they'll communicate. (Business 2.0, 2001-11-08)

Think Globally, Act Locally
Adding foreign language versions of your website can easily pay for itself in fresh leads and revenues. (Business 2.0, 2001-11-01)

Untangling the Global Web: How to Navigate the Maze of International Internet Regulations
Companies whose Web presence touches multiple countries are subject to multiple laws. Local expertise and careful customization are key. (iQ, 2001-10-26)

What's Going On Down at the Plant?
Today, real-time computing technologies can link manufacturing plants with other divisions of the company -- and help stave off supply-chain disasters. Tomorrow: Web services for everyone. (Business 2.0, 2001-10-25)

Putting Your Web Servers Under Lock and Key
If you believe that your computer systems are vulnerable these days, you're not alone. In the month since the terrorist bombings, many businesses (and individuals) have adopted a heightened interest in security, online as well as off. Before overreacting, however, it's important to separate fact from fiction. (Business 2.0, 2001-10-11)

Wireless Data Set to Take Europe by Storm
Americans are accustomed to thinking of themselves as being on the leading edge of technology, adopting new gadgets—be they personal digital assistants (PDAs) or PCs—sooner, more enthusiastically, and in greater numbers than the rest of the world. But when it comes to wireless technology, the United States is practically a sluggard. (iQ, 2001-10-04)

How to Beat Corporate Alzheimer's
New knowledge management software can uncover useful information hidden on hard drives, servers, and elsewhere. (Business 2.0, 2001-10-01)

Internet Emerges as the Most Reliable Way to Communicate
For years we've been hearing about how the Internet was designed to withstand nuclear attacks. Well, at least we know it can resist terrorist bombardment, as was proven on Sept. 11. In the wake of that attack, email, instant messaging, and voice-over-IP services look more important than ever. (Business 2.0, 2001-09-27)

Terror technology
If anyone doubted the ability for events half a world away to hit us right here and now, the bombings on September 11 put that to rest. (tweney report, 2001-09-18)

Are You Overspending on That App Server?
To do business on the Web, you need an application server. Too bad you're probably paying too much for it. (Business 2.0, 2001-09-13)

Cleaning Up Dirty Data
Many companies try to mine their mountains of data for new marketing ventures and better customer information. But are they finding gold in there -- or garbage? (Business 2.0, 2001-08-30)

HAL 9000 Is Ready to Take Your Order
Speech recognition software is now sophisticated enough to replace human operators for many customer service calls. (Business 2.0, 2001-08-16)

Are Home PCs a Backdoor Into Your Corporate Network?
A new report says personal computers are highly vulnerable to hacker attacks. If your employees work away from the office, you should be worried. (Business 2.0, 2001-08-02)

Need for Speed
That fancy new design may look great to you, over the company T-3 line, but your customers may have a less glowing assessment. For those with dial-up connections big graphics and webpages with lots of data translate into slow-loading pages. Here's how to find out just how fast your Web site is. (Business 2.0, 2001-08-01)

Slim down that homepage
Do you know how much your website's home page weighs? The question may sound ridiculous, but many sites are weighted down by graphics and Flash animations. Here's why and what to do about it. (Business 2.0, 2001-07-13)

How to Beat the High Cost of Storage
Thanks to the Web, your company's hard drives are overflowing with data. Just finding a place to put it all will soon be your biggest technology expense. (eCompany Now, 2001-07-01)

Your Employees Love IM. Should You Worry?
Instant messaging can speed business communications, but beware of the free, widely used consumer versions. (eCompany Now, 2001-06-01)

High Price of Search Technology
Getting your site's search tool working properly takes a lot of time, money, and effort. Is it worth all that? (eCompany Now, 2001-05-31)

Round Two Is Coming for the Net
The Internet is getting a massive upgrade, and the chimerical high-speed, high-bandwidth content you've heard about may soon become real. (eCompany Now, 2001-05-17)

Q&A: John E. Marion II, Ph.D.
An interview with Lawrence Livermore scientist John Marion on the development of a new "Smart Probe" that could help detect breast cancer early -- without painful biopsies. (SFGate, 2001-05-15)

Ante Up: Why the Web Needs an Upgrade
Here's the good news: The next version of Internet protocol will let billions of people get online and flock to your site. The bad news: It ain't going to be cheap. (eCompany Now, 2001-05-10)

Open secrets
The state of privacy on the Internet is almost as confused as the state of online copyright. Actually, it's worse. Privacy, unlike copyright, has barely even begun to exist as a real-world legal concept. The issues in the physical, offline world are themselves muddled -- let alone trying to apply them online. (tweney report, 2001-05-02)

Whip, Beat, and Stomp Your Data Into Submission
Your employees are drowning in data, taking productivity with them. An enterprise portal might save the day. (eCompany Now, 2001-05-01)

Q&A: Amory B. Lovins
Energy expert and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Amory Lovins rose to prominence during the oil crisis of the 1970s as an articulate advocate for energy conservation. We caught up with him on Earth Day to ask about technology's role in causing -- and perhaps solving -- the California energy crisis. (SFGate, 2001-04-26)

Want Quicker Downloads? Pony Up Some Cache
Controlling the speed and cost of distribution is essential to business in the bricks-and-mortar world. Guess what: It's no different on the Web, even though the "goods" being moved around are bytes of data instead of widgets in cardboard boxes. (eCompany Now, 2001-04-01)

Computing's Unfinished Revolution
MIT's Michael Dertouzos has a radical vision of the future of computing -- one in which computers serve humans. (eCompany Now, 2001-03-15)

The real Slim Shady
Copyright law is fast becoming irrelevant, thanks to the Internet and the infinite monkeys problem. It's time to start figuring out how to replace copyright with something that works. (tweney report, 2001-03-03)

Personalization Without Popularity
How a linguistics professor named Zipf is posthumously transforming personalization technology. (eCompany Now, 2001-03-01)

More Features for the InfoSelect Faithful
Throughout its long history, Info Select has attracted a small but loyal cadre of users who appreciate the organizer's flexibility and its ability to handle unstructured data. For these users, Info Select version 6 brings some welcome features, such as better handling of e-mail and Web pages. (, 2001-02-28)

Caution: Broadband content
For Web designers, so-called "rich media" has long been an irresistible temptation. Learn to say no. (Publish, 2001-02-23)

Seven Takes Aim at Wireless Snafus
The trick is making wireless Internet services secure, reliable, and easy to manage. If you've had any experience with cell phones, you're probably falling off your chair laughing right about now. (eCompany Now, 2001-02-22)

Geeks are back
At O'Reilly's Peer-to-Peer conference, it was still possible to be excited about technology. Never mind the business models! (tweney report, 2001-02-16)

Beware of content staff bloat
It's been a tough year for many high-profile startups–but one with valuable lessons about how to produce and use online content. (Publish, 2001-01-26)

Usability Crusader Hits the Road.
Jakob Nielsen is not a modest man. (eCompany Now, 2001-01-18)

Infrastructure is Big in 2001
One sure bet for the new year: You will need more bandwidth, storage, and processing power. (eCompany Now, 2001-01-04)

Beware the Next Tech Craze: P2P
Despite the buzz, peer-to-peer startups lack business benefits. (eCompany Now, 2000-12-01)

E-commerce Starts to Get Trendy Abroad
E-commerce is looking like a pale patient in this country. But IDC's recent study shows that e-biz is growing in acceptance abroad. (eCompany Now, 2000-11-23)

Bandwidth pipe dreams
Some say bandwidth will eventually be free. Don't believe a word of it (tweney report, 2000-11-10)

Keep a Watchful Eye on Your Tech Partners
NOCpulse lets you monitor your Web servers -- even if they belong to your outsourcer. (eCompany Now, 2000-11-09)

Commerce Hits the Road
The wireless Web paves the way for new mobile services. (eCompany Now, 2000-11-01)

The overrated, underwhelming Wireless Application Protocol. (eCompany Now, 2000-11-01)

2010: A PC Odyssey
The future of the desktop computer, based on research being done at IBM's Almaden research center, Xerox PARC, and HP Labs. (PC World, 2000-10-01)

Typists, Dust Off Your Keyboards
Content stages a comeback, with e-tailers leading the charge. (eCompany Now, 2000-10-01)

Talk, talk
Demographic shifts as the Web goes mainstream; look to teenagers to see the future of the Internet (tweney report, 2000-09-15)

Searching for customer service
Guide to outsourcing customer relationship management services, with profiles of 5 CRM service providers. (Cnet, 2000-09-11)

Rules for Writing a Privacy Policy
The best online privacy policies are simple, clear, up-front, and forthright. But even if you nail all that, expect vocal critics. (eCompany Now, 2000-09-07)

Keeping Your Systems Alive
Disaster is unacceptable. The only question is who provides your safety net? (RIS News, 2000-09-01)

Will Bluetooth Chew Up the Airwaves?
A tangle of wireless frequencies could soon replace our current tangle of computer wires. (eCompany Now, 2000-08-10)

Linux Looks Good to Retail
Once the exclusive province of Internet infrastructure geeks and open-source devotees, Linux is starting to look attractive to retailers. (RIS News, 2000-08-01)

New Domains to Rule Over
Plato argued in Republic that the best form of government was a benevolent dictatorship headed by an enlightened philosopher-king. For many years, the Internet had something very much like that in the late John Postel. (eCompany Now, 2000-07-27)

Live fast, die young
Napster injunction is the beginning of the end (tweney report, 2000-07-27)

Cash for code
Programmers jump on the money train with, which fosters collaborative programming. (Business 2.0, 2000-07-25)

Among One's Peers
P2P, the latest Web business phenomenon, is actually just a return to the Internet of old. (eCompany Now, 2000-07-20)

Who Needs Customer Service Online? You Do
Mike T must be having a busy day. It's Tuesday afternoon, and I've contacted Mike via the "Live Customer Service" button on's online store, where I am, ahem, conducting research into online customer service. (eCompany Now, 2000-07-01)

How to pick an e-commerce consultant
You need a new e-commerce strategy, but where do you begin? Start with this roundup of eight leading consulting companies. (Cnet, 2000-06-09)

It's the phone, stupid
Internet-enabled cell phones are the wave of the future, but don't look for the "wireless web" -- their killer app is something else altogether. (tweney report, 2000-06-08)

Inevitable technology
Napster is already obsolete -- and so too intellectual property, if Freenet takes off. (tweney report, 2000-05-25)

Lower your expectations
Layoffs at startups continue, as venture capitalists begin investing more cautiously; what's your upside?; B2B marketplaces step up press release production. (tweney report, 2000-05-15)

Sue your customers
Metallica is on a mission to stop Napster users from stealing its intellectual property; can the Net survive? (tweney report, 2000-05-08)

Fundamentals lost and found
April's tech stock shakeout is focusing new attention on business funamentals, to the detriment of IPOs and portals. (tweney report, 2000-05-02)

Misery of Web applications
If you think people complain a lot about Windows, wait until Web applications are widespread. (tweney report, 2000-03-29)

Coming shakeout
Peapod, CDNow in trouble; jumping on the business-to-business bandwagon; software patents revisited. (tweney report, 2000-03-21)

Utility Promises Browser Enhancements; Doesn't Deliver
Review of BrowseAbility 1.04: Useful bookmarking and multiple-site features are overshadowed by interface problems and occasional bugs. (, 2000-03-13)

Realism rising
The bloom is off profitless e-commerce pioneers; Universal Product Codes and vertical industry marketplaces; CompUSA, RIP. (tweney report, 2000-01-25)

Welcome to the future
Top Net trends of 2000; holiday e-commerce wrap-up; battle over Time itself; Linux and the online gift economy. (tweney report, 2000-01-03)

Just in time
Logistical challenges of holiday e-commerce and online-offline partnerships; the quietness of customer-driven marketplaces; questionable legal actions. (tweney report, 1999-12-17)

Getting personal
Personalization counts on Web sites; Net tax factions prepare for battle royal; auction houses stumble online; it's not cool to be a dot-com. (tweney report, 1999-11-15)

Farewell to stores; welcome distributed merchandising, sales
A few weeks ago, I wrote that online advertising is dead. Now I'm here to tell you that online stores are dead, too. (InfoWorld, 1999-11-01)

Video spam, anyone? Broadband may cause annoying side effects
Web marketers, gamers, and grandmothers everywhere are waiting with bated breath for high-bandwidth home Internet access to become commonplace. (InfoWorld, 1999-10-25)

Mail slot marketing
U.S. Postal service wants to interface with e-mail; banner ads not dead yet, but they aren't looking good; Britannica debuts free online encyclopedia; unintended side effects of broadband may include video spam. (tweney report, 1999-10-25)

Holiday spirit
HP learns the true meaning of E-Christmas; CompUSA shoots itself repeatedly in the foot; TicketMaster's thoughtful clarification on deep linking policy; billionaire poets; a flood of online shoppers may be disappointed. (tweney report, 1999-10-18)

Even virtual companies ship real products and have real customers
(InfoWorld, 1999-10-11)

Men and women: Online, we should be more than markets
(InfoWorld, 1999-09-27)

Deep linking bought by someone with a clue; Amazon backpedals; Benchmark makes a play for online shoes; just don't call it "snail" mail; Ticketmaster: Put down that link or we'll sue! (tweney report, 1999-08-30)

Web technology is no substitute for customer service
(InfoWorld, 1999-08-23)

Learning to spell the new economy (the "e"s have it)
(InfoWorld, 1999-08-16)

Still waiting
WebVan problems continue; easy search with; learning to spell the new e-conomy. (tweney report, 1999-08-16)

What's in a name
General incompetence surrounding DNS; AOL steps up the pressure on Microsoft; and the Times settle. (tweney report, 1999-08-09)

Internetworking points at necessity of data `garages'
(InfoWorld, 1999-07-26)

Increasingly global, the Web challenges U.S.-based companies
(InfoWorld, 1999-07-19)

Two wrongs
Egghead-Onsale merger; procurement solutions reviewed by InfoWorld; an update on the Odyssey Project. (tweney report, 1999-07-19)

Web applications often fail to scale, to CEOs' chagrin
(InfoWorld, 1999-07-05)

Net backlash
Backlash on the Internet - Reports on death of eBay premature (tweney report, 1999-07-05)

How do you measure up?
Outsourcing options for Web performance & traffic analysis. No longer available online. (NewMedia, 1999-07-01)

RosettaNet decodes long-lost secrets of internetworking
(InfoWorld, 1999-06-21)

Spinoff city
eBay's troubles; the tweney report gets its 1,000th subscriber; weblogs. (tweney report, 1999-06-14)

Better claim your space: The Internet land grab will produce many minimonopolies
(InfoWorld, 1999-06-07)

Find It on the Web
How to search the Web, Arthurian style. (with Matt Lake) (PC World, 1999-06-01)

Push: The rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated
(InfoWorld, 1999-05-24)

Slower and slower
(tweney report, 1999-05-24)

Internetworkers need `synchronets' to help them work and travel
(InfoWorld, 1999-05-10)

Learning to surf
Lotus Notes; Taylor Guitars part II (tweney report, 1999-05-10)

How to succeed in I-commerce without breaking the bank
(InfoWorld, 1999-05-03)

Forward-thinking company
I hate banks; MP3; I-commerce on the cheap (tweney report, 1999-05-03)

Online music David has industry Goliaths quaking in their boots
(InfoWorld, 1999-04-26)

Digital Darwinism?
(tweney report, 1999-04-26)

Consumers, unite!
Online multimedia; Cluetrain feedback (tweney report, 1999-04-19)

Companies get a clue about the Net: It's not just business as usual
(InfoWorld, 1999-04-12)

Swarm of WASPs will add to the buzz on the business Net
(InfoWorld, 1999-04-05)

Internet war
(tweney report, 1999-04-05)

Glitzy Webbies paint only a partial picture of the Internet's future
(InfoWorld, 1999-03-29)

Netrepreneur of the Year is a crusader for Web site usability
(InfoWorld, 1999-02-15)

Market's love affair with Internet stocks won't end happily
(InfoWorld, 1999-01-18)

Back to the future: A look at I-commerce from 1998 to 2002
(InfoWorld, 1998-12-28)

AOL-Netscape merger foreshadows dark days for independent media
(InfoWorld, 1998-12-07)

Online retailers: You can't compete on customer service
(InfoWorld, 1998-11-09)

Insider's guide: E-commerce software
Survey of affordable commerce software solutions. No longer available online. (NewMedia, 1998-11-01)

Plugged into the New Millennium
InfoWorld's special 20th anniversary issue. 1998 Maggie Award Winner, Best Trade Tabloid. (co-editor, with Renee Gotcher) (InfoWorld, 1998-10-29)

Electronic commerce has come a long way in the past 20 years
(InfoWorld, 1998-10-26)

Cold Fusion extends a friendly hand to Web application developers
(InfoWorld, 1998-09-28)

Through the looking glass: I-commerce from the other side
(InfoWorld, 1998-09-21)

Market pressures will change the shape of online advertising
(InfoWorld, 1998-09-07)

No mere bookstore, wants to be an online retail giant
(InfoWorld, 1998-08-10)

Davy Crockett star finds second frontier out in cyberspace
(InfoWorld, 1998-07-13)

Battle over online privacy is just beginning
(InfoWorld, 1998-06-22)

How I tried to finance my car purchase online and nearly went crazy
(InfoWorld, 1998-06-15)

Next killer application may be old technology, but it's indispensable
(InfoWorld, 1998-06-08)

Internet makes business strategy integral to IT jobs
(InfoWorld, 1998-06-01)

I-commerce success requires integrating legacy systems
(InfoWorld, 1998-05-18)

Don't lose any sleep over online privacy -- It's already too late
(InfoWorld, 1998-05-04)

Online catalogs are missing the point
(InfoWorld, 1998-04-27)

Secret to Web commerce success
(InfoWorld, 1998-04-13)

eMate: Technology that never had a chance
Eulogy for a doomed laptop: Why did Apple consign a kooky little portable computer to an early death? (Salon, 1998-03-17)

Targeted e-mail opens a can of spam
(InfoWorld, 1998-02-16)

Setting in stone the Ten Commandments of I-commerce
(InfoWorld, 1998-02-02)

New Year trends in I-commerce: legacy integration, SET, and EDI to grow
(InfoWorld, 1998-01-05)

Christmas season hits the Internet with traffic, profits
(InfoWorld, 1997-11-24)

Using the Web to help, hinder your resellers
(InfoWorld, 1997-09-22)

I-commerce opportunity means more than just online transactions
(InfoWorld, 1997-08-08)

Searching is My Business: A Gumshoe's Guide to the Web
How to search the Web, written in a film noir/detective story style. 1996 Maggie Award winner, Best How-To Article. (PC World, 1996-12-01)

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