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December 2006
Feeding Frenzy: Digital Rights Management is really just an ecosystem for selling our own stuff to us again and again.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (99) | links (5) | poll
A Prius in Every Garage: Bob's $700 billion Christmas wish list.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (168) | links (5) | poll
Changing the Game: AJAX, Google, and YouTube are forcing venture capitalists to adapt
Status: [CLOSED] comments (34) | links (5) | poll
It Takes a Monopoly: For reasons that have little to do with the product, itself, Windows Vista simply can't lose.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (139) | links (5) | poll
In a Jam: Stories of ISP bad faith and can the government really listen in to your VoIP calls? Yes they can.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (77) | links (5) | poll

November 2006
Declassified: If daily newspapers are dying, blame Craigslist.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (93) | links (5) | poll
Keeping the Peace: Bob builds a video server for the minivan.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (80) | links (5) | poll
Divide and Conquer: The Microsoft/Novell deal is more about disruption than cooperation.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (73) | links (5) | poll
The $200 Billion Lunch: We're switching to IPv6, dontcha know, and it might be worth it.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (127) | links (5) | poll

October 2006
Shameless Self-Promotion: Bob's Disk Drive
Status: [CLOSED] comments (241) | links (5) | poll
A Tradition of Empty Boxes: Sun announces the Google shipping container data center, but will it fly?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (23) | links (5)
The Old New Thing: Why YouTube is not (yet) the future of television.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Risky Business: Congress stupidly outlawed Internet gambling and only terrorists were helped
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

September 2006
The Buck Stops Where?: Not with the CEO at HP it seems, he's out of the loop
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Beam Me Up: Apple's iTV strategy is iChat on steroids
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Swimming With Sharks: The success of Apple's movie download business right now depends mainly on not alienating Wal-Mart.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5) | poll
Apple controls Amazon?: When it comes to mind control, Steve Jobs has it over Jeff Bezos
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Mercury Rising: Sun plans to give away hardware to sell services. Yeah, right.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

August 2006
The Frank Caliendo Effect: Sony's purchase of Grouper is about market research, not market share.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Sprint Nextel's Hidden Advantage: Maybe there's a way to make WiMax work well after all
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Through a Metal Detector, Darkly: How NAT traversal could set us free
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
I Want My NerdTV: An update on NerdTV Season 2, which should have started weeks ago
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

July 2006
What goes on the Net stays on the Net: Is there a beer bong on YOUR resume?
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They Wrap Fish, Don't They?: Internet News Isn't What It's All Wrapped Up to Be
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
The Skype is Falling: Even Viral Networks Have to Function in a Real World
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Bound and Gagged: WiMax Isn't What It Seems, But Then Nothing Else Is, Either.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

June 2006
Net Neutered: Why don't they tell us ending Net Neutrality might kill BitTorrent?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Taking One for the Team: Microsoft Has to Change and the Departure of Bill Gates (AND Steve Ballmer) Is the Only Way to Assure Their Fortunes. Also, Net Neutrality Isn't What You Think It Is
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Local Heroes: Could the Key to Successful Internet Television Be...PBS?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
America's Pastime: Google Responds to Last Week's Column, but Fails to Appreciate the Difference Between Home Run Hitters and Hot Dog Vendors
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

May 2006
The Rich Get Richer: Google Needs Some Ad Sense
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Google-on: Google Doesn't Have to Try Nearly as Hard as Microsoft, Yet to Maximize Its Success Google Ought to Try Even Less
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Critical Mass: It Doesn't Take an Einstein to Realize Why Microsoft Is Headed Down and Google Is Headed Up
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

April 2006
Killer Apps: For Apple's Windows Strategy to Work, It Must Replace Microsoft Office and Buy Adobe Systems
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Native Speaker: There May Be an End-run for Apple Around Windows After All
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Easy DOS It: Apple's Plan to Provide the Best Darned Windows Experience Anywhere -- Even Better Than Microsoft
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
A Whole New Ball Game: Blame Dell for Window Vista's Latest Delay, but Blame Microsoft for Apple's Boot Camp
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

March 2006
Prisoner of Redmond: Yet Another Way Paul Allen Isn�t Like You or Me
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
The Multicast Way: Why IP Multicast Doesn't Work the Way People Keep Telling Me It Does. Also, Stupid Windows Vista Rumors
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
One Size Fits All: When It Comes to Predicting the Network of the Future, This Simply Isn't True
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Fortress of Cards: The IT Infrastructure of U.S. Homeland Security Might Never Come to Be
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)
Peering into the Future: Why P2P Is the Future of Media Distribution Even If ISPs Have Yet to Figure That Out
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)

February 2006
Rules of the Road: Internet Growth Is Slowing, So We Instinctively Seek New Ways of Growing and New Rules to Make It Happen
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BYOB: Don't be surprised if Apple saves the day for Blockbuster Video
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Stupid Net Tricks: Congress Thinks It Can Force Technical Changes on the Internet, but Congress Is Wrong
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The Walt Within: What If Disney's Prize Wasn't Pixar, but Jobs?
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January 2006
The Falafel Connection: All Those NSA Wiretaps Are Just a Friendster in Disguise
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Hitler on Line One: There's a Long History of Intercepting Foreign Communications, and Some of It May Have Been Legal
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Win Some, Lose Some: Bob's Prediction Average Was Down for 2005, but 2006 Is Looking Better Thanks to Apple and Burst
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A Commercial Runs Through It: Google's Grand Plan to Take Over TV Advertising
Status: [CLOSED] comments (0) | links (5)