19 February 1999
The Nuremberg Files is the name of an American website so "pro-life" it advocates the murder of doctors who carry out...
12 February 1999
There are two general truths about attitudes to censoring the Internet. The first is that hardly anyone admits to...
05 February 1999
I just had a spam which read in its entirety: "Free credit cards. Free money. Eat me, FUCK me, suck me. Click here." So...
29 January 1999
Trying to work out Internet share prices at the moment demands one of those wacky analogies beloved of science writers...
22 January 1999
There are two questions to ask about a new technology: how many people will it put out of work? How many will it...
15 January 1999
It never occurred to me to wonder until yesterday morning where all the names come from. You know: things such as...
08 January 1999
Peter Mandelson's departure has caused pain in some unexpected quarters. He turns out to have had a reputation as a...
01 January 1999
The secret of a successful relationship with computers is to remember that they go better with drugs. Alcohol and...
Politics
18 December 1998
One of the pervading ironies of the Internet is that it was largely built by anarchists but paid for by the military;...
18 December 1998
Keith Dawson was walking on Cape Cod when he found a roll of film abandoned on a wooden bench. One of the small,...
11 December 1998
In generous spirit I would like to spend this column praising another magazine, which can't quite be seen as a rival to...
04 December 1998
In the desolate wastes of north Essex we have to make our own entertainment, but I don't think that completely explains...
27 November 1998
Any fool can get rich by making money. It takes a genius to make his fortune by losing it. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of...
20 November 1998
Cruel winds of fate have blown me to Rome twice in the past three weeks: sitting in a hotel lobby, I still can't...
13 November 1998
The insecurity of e-mail can be a wonderful thing. Someone at Microsoft writes an ill-considered memo, and within days...

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