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Pressplay -- not ready for primetime
December 20, 2001 By Dave Kristula

Pressplay, the pay-for-music subscription service created jointly by Sony and Vivendi Universal, was released Wednesday. I downloaded the 14-day trial copy of the service from Yahoo! Music. It is a real disappointment.

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Alms for the Poor Ol' Webmaster?
February 16, 2001 By Dave Kristula

Amazon.com recently unveiled a new program called The Amazon Honor System. Webmasters who choose to sign up for this free program can ask visitors to their web site to give a voluntary contribution, directly through their Amazon.com account (if they are one of Amazon.com's 29 million customers). Is this the beginning of online begging?

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Running Out of Rewards
January 26, 2001 by Dave Kristula

I'll be the first to admit it. I've spent the past three months searching the Internet for the best rewards programs out there. For months I had promoted AllAdvantage, a company which...

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Do you really need M.E.?
September 23, 2000 by Dave Kristula

I started college at the end of August 2000. Into the dorms came kids, and with them: new PC's. 1-Gigahertz processor? What for? Why is anyone going to need a 1-Gigahertz computer to write a paper or do a little online research?

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Technology Targets World Problems
January 23, 2000 by Dave Kristula

It wasn't long ago that I was helping out in my local soup kitchen and writing my 9th grade report on the rainforests. That was back in 1996 - the Internet wasn't a household thing - and for some reason I never connected the power of the two - the future masses of the Internet and the desire to help out the world. Could the Internet really be used for good?

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C is for Cookie, That's how they know it's me!
August 24, 1999 by Magic Kapoola

Did you ever look through all settings available to you on Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer? One of the settings you came across is probably to disable or issue a warning before accepting a cookie. But the real question is: "What exactly is a cookie?"

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Internet Conglomerations
June 3, 1999 By Dave Kristula

I remember the early days of the web - very vaguely. With the newest release of Mosaic on my best bud's Drew's box, I was shown Yahoo.com - the to-be dominating catalog-engine portal to the Internet, and the AT&T web site. I wasn't especially captivated by the web as it was. There were no banner ads, and maybe a few dozen thousand web sites at most. That was back in late 1994.

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Getting paid to surf?
April 17, 1999 By Dave Kristula
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The PDA War That Never Was...
April 3, 1998 by Dave Kristula
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Sync into the Net
October 17, 1997 by Dave Kristula
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Trust the Government with Encryption Keys?
September 17, 1997 by Dave Kristula
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Promoting the Semi-Slacker Society
July 31, 1997 by Dave Kristula
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Decaying Webmasters Unite?
July 1, 1997 by Dave Kristula
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Button Bars: Going Mainstream?
May 22, 1997 by Dave Kristula
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A splitting Web... or Not?
April 27, 1997 by Dave Kristula
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Welcome to SLASH!
April 27, 1997 by Dave Kristula

Welcome to my pathetic excuse for an e-zine! I doubt you’ll enjoy it, or even return in the future... but hey, I was able to...

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