Category Archives: The Wonderful WWW

The ultimate gamble

Oh, sure, Evan Williams kept Blogger going before the Google gobble by running the servers out of his own place and getting by without a salary, but you have to hand it to the C.E.O. of ClearContext for using his … Continue reading

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Welcome back, bubble!

Just 10 months after making its Wall Street debut, Google has surpassed every other media company in value, with a market capitalization of more than $80 billion on sales of $3.2 billion. By contrast, Time Warner, with 2004 sales of … Continue reading

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Virtual burglery

Hey, you know all those cool online virtual real estate tours where you can check out the house you may want to buy in Boca Raton without even getting on a plane? Well, so do thieves, who are apparently also … Continue reading

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Webvision

It was only a matter of time before we started seeing Web sites behaving more like TV networks, and starting next Tuesday the biggest entrant yet in that nacsent arena goes live. Scripps Network, owner of Food Network, HGTV and … Continue reading

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Yo money? My money!

Here’s a scary little scheme for you to fear, because all it takes is for you to give a check to the wrong person and, voila, they control your checking account. See if you can follow this: A site called … Continue reading

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Meme, meme, meme

Has it not occurred to anyone else that if the point is to cause a meme, which by definition spring from nothing and swell to enormity quickly and die out just as quickly for no seeming reason, that they’re implying … Continue reading

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Super celebrity blogging

What do you get when you cross Ellen DeGeneres, Mike Nichols, John Cusack, David Mamet, Harry Shearer and assorted other famous voices and political powderkegs under one banner and allow them to Movable Type their way through today’s hot button … Continue reading

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Pharming phor dollars

What do you call it if you put a URL into your browser, but the site that comes up isn’t the one you were aiming for and now you’re stuck in pop-up hell with no escape? You’ve just been pharmed. … Continue reading

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TIGERrrrr!!!!

“Whatcha doin’ tonight?” “DUDE!! Installin’ TIGER, natch.” “Oh, that is totally hot.” “Yeah, operating systems are hot!” “TIGER!!!!” “Tigrrrrrrrrr!” “High five!”

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Beta bait

There are few truly scary things you can do with a computer. I mean, sure, sending out hoards of Spam, sticking pop-up ads on someone else’s desktop, taking over a Windows session using a backdoor trojan, those are all awful … Continue reading

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