Monthly Archives: August 2000

This is where we’re staying this week, and why I’m not updating this page in the meantime.

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The Gadgeteer in Me

I’ve been having a lot of fun seeing just how portable I can get with my journalism. Pretty darn portable, it turns out — I can now write my column, using a full-sized keyboard and decent screen, with gear that … Continue reading

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Corporate Deception and Media Indolence

The Register: AltaVista admits service a sham. No one at AltaVista was available to comment on how something that doesn’t exist could be put on hold. See also Search nets no AltaVista customers; portal halts unfeasible access plan (Wall Street … Continue reading

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Dell Does Linux

Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Computer Corp., was in Silicon Valley yesterday to give the opening keynote speech at the Linux World Conference and Expo. You read that right. Dell may be as closely aligned with Microsoft as … Continue reading

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Privacy: When Will They Learn?

Washington Post: Firm Tracking Consumers on Web for Drug Companies. “In the future, we may develop products and services which collect data that, when used in conjunction with the tracking database, could enable a direct identification of certain individual visitors,” … Continue reading

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Valley Still Floating in Money

It’s still Fat City for the venture-capital community in Silicon Valley, according to the latest numbers from the Mercury News/PriceWaterhouseCoopers survey. As funding pours into start-ups, digital plumbers of the Internet have all the makings of another investor-fed dot-com craze. … Continue reading

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Peer to Peer, Friend to Friend

Dan Bricklin has posted a new essay about peer-to-peer computing. Friend-to-Friend Networks: Therefore, the definition of a “friend” may need to be very narrow, depending upon what the sharing involves. Napster shares just MP3 files, which currently don’t have viruses … Continue reading

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Napster Meets Instant Messaging

Take the most popular instant-messaging program and an Internet file-sharing system that defies censorship or control. Put them into a software stew. The result is Aimster. Aimster piggybacks on two technologies that connect individual Internet users. One is America Online’s … Continue reading

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The End of Customer Service

We were stuck on the ground in Denver yesterday for a bit under two hours past our scheduled departure for San Francisco. The explanation from the captain of our United flight was that SFO was permitting only limited runway operations, … Continue reading

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