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December 1998
The Perils of Pauline: Y2K Minus One and Relief is Nowhere in Sight
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Bah, Humbug!: The All-Too-Real Limits of Internet Holiday Shopping
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Valley of the Nerds: Who Really Invented the Multiprotocol Router, and Why Should We Care?
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Check and Mate?: How Microsoft Just Might Beat the DOJ After All
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November 1998
Butt-out Netscape and AOL!: Don't You Know I Have a TV Show Airing This Week?
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For Tomorrow We Comply: Why Microsoft's Competitors Should Be Merry, If Only for a Moment
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Where is Eleanor Roosevelt When We Need Her?: Why the Linux World is Upset and Shouldn't Be
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October 1998
What's in a Name?: Why Windows 2000 Means More Than You'd Guess
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Microsoft and Me: How Microsoft Has Already Been Crippled by the Department of Justice
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Monica and McLuhan: What Would the Late Media Guru Have Said About News and the World Wide Web?
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Through a Loophole, Darkly: Why the Internet Exemption From Taxes is Not Entirely a Good Thing
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Baloney, You Say: Bob Takes the Foot Out of His Mouth to Revisit Some Old Topics
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September 1998
Free at Last!!: Why the Right Price for Your Next PC is Nothing
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Close But No Cigar: Why the Starr Report Shows Not That the Internet Has Arrived, but That it Still Has Far to Go
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A Fight to the Finnish: Why Linux Quite Appropriately Scares the Bejesus Out of Microsoft
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Rocket Scientists of the World Unite!: Bob Thinks He Can Save the World, or at Least Sell it Some Really Good Insurance
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August 1998
The Internet Equivalent of a Neutron Bomb: Why Electronic Commerce Might Well Kill Us on the Way to Making us Stronger
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Taking the fifth: Why Microsoft has more than executive image at stake with Windows NT 5.0
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Wherehouses and white elephants:: The first of many retail businesses is about to be Internet-ted to death
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iMac, therefore I am.: Get ready for problems with the new iMacs, but don't blame me
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July 1998
Cynicism attack!: Why the Electronic Frontier Foundation has to claim cryptography is dead in order to save cryptography
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What the heck was that?: The first and last essay ever to be written about "Plane Crazy"
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I'm not really a success, but I play one on TV:: The vital role of failure in Silicon Valley
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You can't get there from here: Why Windows 98 is just one of many indicators that most companies don't really care about their customers
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Oh no, it's the Cringely Channel!: How the Internet is about to revolutionize broadcast TV
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June 1998
Judge not lest ye be judged: Why Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, not the Department of Justice, is the big loser in court this week
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PowerPC to the people:: Why IBM and Motorola decided to end their PowerPC partnership and why it's really okay
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Is God on the decimal system?: What's really likely to happen to your computer on January 1, 2000, and what the heck to do about it
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May 1998
Do these come with a second pair of pants?: Why Bill Gates is likely to be wearing his two new suits for a very long time
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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!: Why the news from Apple is good, but not as good as it looks
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Getting real: How Microsoft plans to dominate digital TV
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April 1998
What kind of name is "Masters of Downloading?": How ending the culture of secrecy probably doesn't matter
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The (spin) doctor isn't in: Why Microsoft is so inept about its public relations
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The more things change, the more they stay the same: Why Microsoft isn't threatened by anything except nothing at all.
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Beat the clock: Why the next generation of microprocessors may go faster by having no clock at all
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March 1998
It's good enough for PC work: The heritage of unprofessionalism in the PC industry and why it is generally good
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The man behind the iron mask: How Steve Jobs is planning to return Apple to greatness
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The coming world of one cent per minute long distance: Why traditional phone companies are scared of the future even though they should not be
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Mr. Gates goes to Washington: Why Microsoft and the U.S. government can't understand each other
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February 1998
Mr. Watson, bring me a latte: New media technologies are appearing on the Internet every day, but most of them don't work yet
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Media, schmedia: The (very small) difference between Matt Drudge and Walter Winchell
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I'm a Seoul man: Bob takes on the prospect that Netscape is really for sale
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There's no fool like an old fool: How I plan to overthrow the Internet just for the heck of it (and why you should help).
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May the source be with you: Two important events that have nothing at all to do with Monica Lewinsky
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January 1998
Where's that infomercial when you really need one?: How Language Adventure can help your kids make fun of you in six languages
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What's in a name?: Why a sexy trademark is all Microsoft is ever likely to get back from WebTV
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Steve Jobs has changed. Not!: Apple's interim CEO may look different, sound different, but it's really the world that's changed
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The new year comes into high resolution: Cringely's top-10 sure-fire predictions for 1998
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