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December 2001
What I Want for Christmas: A Supercomputer in Every Garage!
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Good Morning, Osama: How Steve Morton is Reinventing the Way We Find Bad Guys
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How to Predict the Future: Jim Kowalick Knows How and We Can, Too
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He's Not in It for the Profit: Steve Satchell for Microsoft Anti-Trust Compliance Committee!
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November 2001
The Other Side of .NET: Why Microsoft Could Still Fail With .NET and How They'd Likely Recover From That Failure
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Bill to Linus: You Owe Me.: Did Bill Gates Invent Open Source Software? No, But He'll Take Credit For It, Anyway
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Be Absolute for Death: Life After Moore's Law
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Caught in a .NET: Don't Expect Microsoft to Give Up One Weapon Without Acquiring Another — How .NET Assures the Continuation of Monopoly
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Sharper Than Ever: Microsoft's C# Language Might Be the Death of Java, but Sun's the One to Blame
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October 2001
Going to the Dogs: Why Venture Capitalists Have Such a Hard Time Making Money on the Internet and How to Change That
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Broadly Speaking: More About How Broadband Does, and Doesn't, Work in the Real World
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Broadband Is Dead: Sad but True, Broadband Isn't Making the Cut, but Bob Has Reason to Believe This Isn't a Bad Thing at All
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The Money Game: The First and Last Column I'll Ever Write About Economics, I Promise
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September 2001
Electric Money: 3,184 Words About Bob's New Show, Which Airs Next Week
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Defending Your Life: Why Terrorists Trade Stocks
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To a Man With a Hammer: Some Thoughts on the Pentagon and World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks
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Resetting the Shot Clock: Why Hewlett Packard Buying Compaq is a Very Bad Idea, But Will Happen Anyway
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August 2001
No Longer Feeling @Home: Why the Current Troubles of Excite@Home Aren't Quite as the Analysts Say, But They Were Probably Inevitable
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Roll Your Own: Not Only Can You Do Your Own DSL, Here's How to Become a Broadband Tycoon at the Same Time
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Making Lemonade: How Microsoft Is Using Its Own Legal Defeat to Hurt Java
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"You're a freakin' moron, Bob.": Loyal Readers React to Last Week's Column
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The Death of TCP/IP: Why the Age of Internet Innocence is Over
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July 2001
Calm Before the Storm: Tuesday Night the Code Red Worm Comes Back to Life and There is Not Much We Can Do to Stop It
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There's No Tomorrow: How One Man is Trying to Take the Role of Time Out of Derivative Securities Trading
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Internet Winter: Why Internet Security is an Oxymoron
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I Network, Therefore I Am: Further Adventures in the World of Bootleg 802.11b
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And Your Little Dog, Too: Why the Recent Court of Appeals Judgement Isn't as Good or as Bad for Microsoft as Many People Think, and May Not Even Matter at All
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June 2001
Reach Out and Touch Someone: How Bob and His Binoculars Found More Bandwidth and Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bond
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It's the Bandwidth, Stupid: Why Owning Big Server Farms Can Be a Hard Way to Make a Buck
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Rules of the Road: High Tech Startups Are Set to Boom Again, So Here Are Some Rules for Getting Rich, Then Getting Out
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The ABBA Effect: Java May Be the Future of Mobile Communications, But That Future May Be Later Than Expected
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May 2001
Paying the Piper: Forget PayPal and MasterCard — the Key to Micropayments and Making the Web Pay is Just Newfangled Money
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Let's Get Small: The Idea of Ideas and One Reader's Thought on How the Web Might Pay for Itself
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Airplay: How a New Video Game Technology Just Might Change the Way We Network Our Homes and Offices
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Power to the People: How to Quickly End California's Electric Crisis
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Wakeup Call: In This Wired World, We Can Tell People Pretty Much Anything Except That There Is a Cloud of Poison Gas Blowing Their Way
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April 2001
Cargo Cult: Ask Not for Whom the Internet Bubble Bursts, It Bursts for Thee
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Data, Know Thyself Part 2: Four Reasons Why XML Will Probably Not Meet Our Expectations
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Data, Know Thyself: The Power of XML is Going to Change Everything About Computing. Now If Only I Could Describe It
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Less Than Nothing: How Market Psychology Makes Companies Worth More — and Less — Than They Really Should Be
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March 2001
Mario, Plumber of Destiny?: Further Details and Reader Comments on the Future of Video Gaming
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The Plumber Is Back: How Nintendo and Microsoft Are About to Open a Can of Whoop-Ass on Sony's Video Game Empire
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Round Two: In Which Bob Admits a Big Mistake Then Attempts to Redeem Himself With Readers by Saving Wall Street (Yeah, Right)
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Better Read Than Dead?: That Anti-virus Program May Be Helping Someone Else to Read Your E-mail
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Claude Who?: The Passing of Another Computing Pioneer Reminds Us of How Much We Have Already Forgotten
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February 2001
Sorry, Wrong Number: Why Your Phone Company Hates DSL
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A Friend In Deed: Ami Dar Shows How to be a High-Tech Success
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In Defense of the Free Ride: How the Best Price for Napster Downloads Might Actually Be Free
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E.T. Doesn't Play Games: Further Insights Into Starband Satellite Internet
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January 2001
E.T. Phone Home: Satellite Internet Has Arrived and Amazingly, It Works
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The $15 PC: Computing is About to Enter a Hardware Revolution That Will Change the World as We Know It
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It's Not Personal, It's Business: Steve Jobs, MacOS-X and the Abuse of Customer Loyalty
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