Monthly Archives: June 2000

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The NSI Dominance Continues

Network Solutions Inc. continues to exercise — many say abuse — its power as the dominant domain-name registry. Now it’s commandeering elapsed domain names (Wired News) and planning to put them up for auction. No other company in the domain … Continue reading

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Microsoft Dot Net

Microsoft .Net, the official name for what had been going under the name Next Generation Windows Services, is a worthwhile and fascinating initiative. It’s also more evidence of Microsoft’s unrelenting ambition to own everything, I suspect in my column today. … Continue reading

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IBM’s Microdrive Hits a Gigabyte

IBM says its new Microdrive, a hard disk roughly the size of a quarter, now holds a gigabyte of data. In my Tuesday column I look at some of the implications. Making Sense of Media Players I’m at the Digital … Continue reading

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Money, Money, Money

That’s the topic of the Mercury News’ annual What the Boss Makes special report. In my Sunday column, I ask folks not to equate wealth with worth. Weekend Reading Time Magazine: Visions of the 21st Century. Salon: Courtney Love does … Continue reading

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Anti-Microsoft Dirty Tricks?

Wired News is reporting what appears to be some nasty tactics relating to a Microsoft-funded organization that has been loudly proclaiming the company’s innocence of wrongdoing. Someone offered money for the trash generated by the “Association for Competitive Technology.” I … Continue reading

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New Top-Level Domains Coming?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, offered a suggested new policy that would add top-level domains to the current naming system. “After a ten-month-long study, on 18 April 2000 the Names Council of the ICANN Domain … Continue reading

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Patent Office Under the Fiscal Gun

I’ve been a critic of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), which I believe has been negligent in its duties lately — granting a slew of bad patents and generally mishandling things. But Congress is moving to carve off … Continue reading

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Microsoft Appeal Kicks Off in High Gear

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia wants the Microsoft case (wire report) even though the judge and the government want to see it taken straight to the Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide the matter. It’s … Continue reading

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Microsoft and Dishonesty

David Warsh, economics columnist for the Boston Globe, has written an important piece about the Microsoft trial. He begins with a small but revealing misrepresentation by one of the company’s lawyers in court. Then he says: Dozens of these Microsoft … Continue reading

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