Monthly Archives: October 1999

Outrageous

Tuesday, Nov. 2 – That’s the only word that even begins to fit the news that RealNetworks software has been surreptitiously gathering information about users’ activities and sending it back to the company. Half-hearted apologies, software patches and other measures … Continue reading

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Reports of its DeathÂ…

Sunday, Oct. 31 – Something interesting has happened to client-server computing: It isn’t dead or dying, contrary to the predictions of some and the fervent wishes of others. It’s changing, though, and in some fascinating ways. At least I think … Continue reading

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Saturday, Oct. 30–

Here is a picture of the class I’m teaching at Hong Kong University: Saturday, Oct. 30–Godot Hasn’t Entered the Building So. It’s no decision today in the Microsoft antitrust case. That means I and another zillion journalists, lawyers and tech … Continue reading

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On the News

Thursday, Oct. 28 – When a study is financed by a company that stands to benefit if the results turn out a certain way, you have a right to be cautious in trusting the numbers. That’s the case with an … Continue reading

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We Launch

Welcome to my weblog. What follows is a digested version of my column for Tuesday, October 26, 1999, in which I explain why we’re doing this and how I hope it’ll evolve. Why? I’ve been thinking about the new ways … Continue reading

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