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December 2003
You Can't Get There From Here: Why No Single Networking Technology Is Adequate
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Patently Absurd: Why Simply Making Spam Illegal Won't Work
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Follow the Money: Why the Best Voting Technology May Be No Technology at All
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
No Confidence Vote: Why the Current Touch Screen Voting Fiasco Was Pretty Much Inevitable
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

November 2003
Digital Hubris: Apple's Tablet Computer Might Finally Be That Link Between Your PC and TV
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Natural Deselection: Not Even Microsoft Will Last Forever, but They Plan to Try
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
The First Time is Free: Microsoft's Peculiar Profit Obsession, .NET, and What It All Really Means
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Hot Stuff: Why Heat is the Enemy of Server Farms and Sometimes Less Power Means More
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

October 2003
Catch the Wave: Why the Next Big Wave of Computing Might Be Inspired by Bees
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Unplugged: How Microsoft's Misunderstanding of Open Source Hurts Us All
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No Feather in Our CAPPS: How We Are About to Spend a Lot of Money and (Again) Alienate Our Allies by Building a Computer System That Invades Privacy and Does Nothing to Make Us More Secure
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I'm With Stupid: How Having Friends Might Be the Key to Both Privacy and Identity
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Changing the Game: How to Save the World by Taking Back Control of Our Data
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September 2003
Taguchi Me This: How Two Guys From the Gold Country Are Changing Advertising Forever
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Ego, Super-ego, and ID Theft: Why Identity Theft is Only Likely to Get Worse, not Better
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How to Steal $65 Billion: Why Identity Theft is a Growth Industry
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The Innovators' Ball: Why Business Isn't as Fun as it Used to be
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

August 2003
Stupid Microsoft Tricks: Why the Richest Company on Earth Feels it Needs to Cheat
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Stream on: How Microsoft, on the Brink of Defeat, Could Still Win the Streaming Video War
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
May the Source Be With You: IT Productivity Doesn't Have to Be an Oxymoron, but Outsourcing Isn't the Way to Achieve It
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Body Count: Why Moving to India Won't Really Help IT
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July 2003
Snapster 2.0: This Time I Really Mean It
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Son of Napster: One Possible Future for a Music Business That Must Inevitably Change
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Voter Flawed: A Follow-Up on Several Back Columns and Can Diebold Voting Machines Really Be Hacked?
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Shooting Ourselves in the Foot: Grandiose Schemes for Electronic Eavesdropping May Hurt More Than They Help
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And Now for Something Completely Different: How DTMD Could Save Your Local Phone Company
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (4)

June 2003
Sucking Through a Straw: A Bandwidth Drought Is Coming, And U.S. Phone Companies and ISPs Have No Idea What To Do About It
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What Goes Around Comes Around: The Only Clear Winner in This SCO Versus IBM Case is Microsoft
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Twice As Much Nothing to Watch on TV: How Ultra Wide Band Networking May Change Cable TV; Also, How SCO Unix May, Itself, Have Code Ripped-Off From Both Linux and BSD Unix
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Technician, Steal Thyself: SCO, Not IBM, May Have Put Unix Code Into Linux Instead?
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May 2003
Going for a Streak-Free Finish: Will Microsoft's Answer to Linux Be Windex Instead?
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Why Don't You and He Fight?: SCO Seems to Have Lost Its Senses, and I Think Microsoft Is Behind It
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
The Eyes Have It: Iris Recognition Could Mean the End of Physical Privacy
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Refactoring Refactoring: Sometimes (Even in Computer Programming) What Everyone Knows Isn't Always Correct
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May the Source Be With You: Maybe One Key to Strengthening Open Source is Just Differentiating Between Work and Play
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April 2003
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: If You Think Microsoft Can’t Undermine Open Source, You Are Wrong
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What's Going On: Why Apple (or Microsoft) Buying Universal Music is a Bad Idea
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Out of the Mouths of Dogs: Bob Finds a Few Facts That Simply Don't Compute
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The Future of TV: A Lot of Little Things are Going to Mean Big Changes for Television
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March 2003
Life With TiVo: Why Television Will Never Be the Same
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The Mother of All Spamkillers: It Took Three Weeks, but Bob Has the Final Solution for Personal Spam Protection. Really.
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For a Nickel I Will: Bob's Ultimate Anti-Spam Solution
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Collateral Damage: Why Most Internet Advertising Doesn't Work and What Little Does Work Is Killing Us
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February 2003
Game On!: How Enbaya's ProGATE Could Change the World of Video Gaming
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Your Spreadsheet is Calling: How CastBridge Promises to Bring Accountability to Business
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (4)
Sunset: How to Avoid the Almost Certain End of Sun Microsystems
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Earthlink Wants Total Access (to Your PC): Why Earthlink's Pop-Up Blocker is Very, Very Bad. Also, the SBC Frames Patents Go Down the Drain
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January 2003
We've Been Framed!: Readers Respond With Prior Art Invalidating the SBC Web Patent
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SBC Wants Your Money: How I, Cringely Readers Can Overturn an Unpopular Patent
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What Lies Beneath: Why Microsoft Should Build Its Next Version of Windows on Top of Linux
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Free Flight: Why Apple is Pulling Away From Microsoft and Can't Afford Not to Do It
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