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LINKS TO PUNDITS

A new addition to the Favorites page (under News / Links): Slate links, a collection of links to hundreds of political columnists, editorial pages, movie critics, book reviewers,...

GATEWAY PULLING OUT OF OFFICEMAX

Tough year! Gateway is struggling with slumping sales and a fuzzy business plan. It's closing a bunch of its own Gateway Country stores, and it just announced that it's going to...

MICROSOFT CORDLESS MOUSE

I should have expected that Microsoft would release its own cordless mouse, to counter the recent successful releases from Logitech. Here's an early review of the Microsoft...

CHEAP COMPUTERS

Prices are nosediving again. Want a cheap computer? There's only a few left, but how about an E-Machine E-Monster 1000 - a Pentium III 1GHz processor, 20Gb hard drive, 64Mb of...

DEATH TO MP3’s

A fascinating article in today's Wall Street Journal discusses some of the ways that software manufacturers are going to cooperate with the recording industry and attempt to kill...

SATELLITE STORY, PART 3

More about Pegasus Communications. Pegasus turns out to be a big company, but relatively new to the broadband world. In addition to their consumer service described below, they...

SATELLITE STORY, PART 2

Pegasus Communications gave me a call this morning. They're going to start taking orders in a couple of days, and promise to have equipment delivered and installation scheduled...

THE SATELLITE STORY

How about if I use this page to share my experience with satellite Internet access? Okay with everybody? When we last checked, Starband was the only company offering two-way...

DSL LOSING MOMENTUM

There's no good news about DSL any more. Prices are going up, availability is going down, the horror stories about installations keep multiplying, and Northpoint's demise has...

INTEL TO INTRODUCE 1.7GHz PENTIUM 4

Keeping up? In a couple of weeks Intel will roll out a 1.7GHz Pentium 4 processor, and slash prices yet again on most of the rest of its processors. Dell has been doing a lot of...

INSTANT MESSAGING

Two years ago America Online decided to block outside access to its instant messaging system, in a heavyhanded tactic that made their boo-hoo complaints about Microsoft look very...

MUSIC INDUSTRY FOLLOWUP

Here's a good article that explains all the issues about file formats and pricing for downloadable music from the record labels - and concludes that they stand a good chance of...

RECORDING INDUSTRY GREED

Here's a glimpse of the future according to the recording industry. Like the announcement with RealNetworks a couple of days ago and MSN yesterday, MTV and VH1 are rolling out a...