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December 1999
You Can't Get There From Here: Twenty Predictions for the Year 2000
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Dress for Success: The Fragile Relationship Between Technology and Commerce on the Internet, and a Final Y2K Update, Too
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There's a Sucker Born Every 60,000 Milliseconds: Who Wins by Day-Trading Stocks? Not You
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What's a NUON?: How to Play a CD Backwards and Why We Should Care
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Beyond the Fringe: Why Bobby Can't Surf
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November 1999
The 700 Club: That's How Many I, Cringely Readers Wanted to Share Their Ideas on Microsoft's Legal Situation
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Hit Me, Slap Me, Make Me Write Bad Code: Bob's Ten Point Plan for Civilizing Microsoft
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And Your Little Dog, Too: Judge Penfield Jackson Opens Up a Can of Whoop Ass on Microsoft but Misses a Few Points in the Process
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Let Them Eat Borscht: Maybe Russians Have Been Hacking DoD Servers After All, but It's Still Our Fault
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October 1999
Everybody's a Critic: The Early E-mail Returns are in and People Generally Hated My Y2K Show
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Y2K: The Winter of Our Disconnect?: Not If We Stay Calm and Don't Do Anything Stupid
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I'm From the Government, Trust Me: Why Russia Probably Isn'tInvading U.S. Government web Sites and Even if They are, It Doesn't Matter
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Quantum Dilemma: If the World Banking System is Compromised by Quantum Computing, Why Aren't We Worried?
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September 1999
Real Trouble: How Reverse Engineering May Yet Kill Real Networks
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Ignore That Man Behind the Curtain!: Why Internet Advertising Doesn't Really Work, But We Pretend It Does
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Money on Our Backs: Why Silicon Valley is (and Will Remain) So Materialistic
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Terminal Condition: Why Sun's Aggressive New Workstations Are ReallyJust a Blast From the Past
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Tactics Versus Strategy: Why Microsoft and Intel Both Lost GroundThis Week to the Open Source Movement
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August 1999
Be Careful What You Wish For: Why Being Acquired by Microsoft MakesHardly Anyone Happy in the Long Run
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The Sky is Falling: If You Think the Internet is Causing Turmoil for Phone Companies on Earth, Look What's Happening in Space!
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You Can Run But You Can't Hide: How Intel Has Lost Its Processor Leadership (for Awhile) and Why This Should Make Us Happy
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Being an Accessory Makes the Man: How I Barely Avoided Being a ComputerFelon and Lived to Regret It
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July 1999
What's in a Name?: How Microsoft's Internet Messaging Strategy Threatens AOL and Microsoft
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Free Flight: How the Advent of Free PCs Makes Life More Dangerous for Microsoft
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This Time the Flavorade is Sweet: How Apple is Using Open Source Software to Defeat Microsoft Without Appearing to Do So
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Let a Billion Computers Crash: Why Microsoft's Success Makes Us Even More Vulnerable to Y2K Craziness
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Let It Ride: Fantasy Meets Reality on the IPO Trail
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June 1999
Never Trust a Pirate: How Bad TV Movies and Misrepresented Business Deals Prove Once Again That Nothing is As It Seems
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Unprotected Hex: How We Have Become Our Own Enemies Concerning Computer Viruses
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Alienation of Inflection: How Intel is Reinventing Itself the Wrong Way
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It Beats Flipping Burgers: How Cisco Systems is Using High School Students to Dominate the Internet
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May 1999
Cooking the Books: How Clever Accounting Techniques are Used to Make Internet Millionaires
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You Can't Get There From Here: We Are Years Away From Watching Movies Over the Net
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Y2K, That is the Question: Another Visit to Microsoft's Millenium Strategy
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Net Megabucks!: Why Yahoo! is Worth $30 Billion
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April 1999
Hate.com: The Real Role of the Internet in the Colorado High School Massacre
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Comdex, Bloody Comdex: How the Second-biggest Computer Show in the World Has Become, Well, Inconsequential
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I Want My MP3!: How Microsoft May Have Already Won the Internet Audio Distribution War
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With a Name Like Smuckers: What Microsoft Learned (and the Department of Justice Didn't) From the Grocery Business
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It's a Sony: How Playstation 2 Will Conquer Home Computing
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March 1999
Noorda's Revenge: IP Telephony is About to Shakeup What it Means to be a Network Software Company
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If You Can't Beat Him, Join Him: How Microsoft Plans to Drive Linus Torvalds Insane by Introducing MS-Linux
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Windows 2000, Users Zilch: The Y2K Disaster Parading as Microsoft's Windows NT Marketing Plan
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Report From Eden: Celerons and Cybersmut on a Drive Down Under
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February 1999
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Of Mice and Microsoft: Linux Takes Another Step Forward While Steve Jobs Attempts Rodentophelia
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There is No Such Thing as a Free PC: Why This Week's Flurry of Free Computer Hardware Isn't for Real and Probably Isn't for You
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Please, May I Use My Own Money?: How the Internet Saved Us (Again) From a Bad Government Idea
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January 1999
Make Three Wishes and Call Me in the Morning: The Hidden Flaw in Sun's Jini Plan
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Why Is Everyone So Excited?: How Cringely Helped Make Excite a Success and Then Would Have Killed It Had Not the Founders Wised Up
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Dr. McCoy on the Bridge With Tourette's Syndrome: Cringely's 1999 Predictions Render Him Wacky
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What Color is That Flavorade?: How Steve Jobs Makes Friends and Influences People With Colorful New iMacs
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