Posted on: Apr 30, 2001, Source: Baltimore City Paper
Pimpwar traffics in some of the worst gender and racial typecasting possible. Yet, despite the online game's bad-ass signifying, Pimpwar is essentially a numbers game. To win, you have to have the correct ratio of hos to thugs.
Posted on: Apr 2, 2001, Source: Baltimore City Paper
I know a woman who disciplines her children with PowerPoint briefing charts. What's amazing here is how effectively these presentations articulate what a smoothly family unit should be like. This is odd because PowerPoint is usually used to not communicate ideas.
Posted on: Mar 26, 2001, Source: Baltimore City Paper
The National Security Agency -- America's premier espionage agency -- is taking an interest in Linux, the open source operating system. Programmers around the world are afraid the agency will use LINUX to spy.
Posted on: Mar 5, 2001, Source: Baltimore City Paper
"I love the idea of online grocery shopping because I hate actual grocery shopping. I won't lose sleep over not squeezing the fruit, or checking to see if the dead fish's eyes are clear. Still, I do have a few minor issues with Peapod, my online grocer."
Posted on: Feb 26, 2001, Source: Baltimore City Paper
File-sharing services such as Napster threaten to shift control of entertainment and information to consumers. That sounds vague, to be sure, but it's difficult to convey how deeply subversive something like Napster really is.
Posted on: Feb 11, 2001, Source: Baltimore City Paper
People magazine makes a mint bringing the rich and famous down to our level, enlightening us on Celine Dion's new baby or Helen Hunt's New York apartment. But if you want the inside skinny on how celebrities succumb to that greatest equalizer of all, the place to start is the Web.
Posted on: Jan 29, 2001, Source: Baltimore City Paper
With the dotcom economy so pathetic, is it any wonder that IT -- the as-yet-undivulged invention that will supposedly "sweep over the world and change lives, cities, and ways of thinking" -- was one of the big tech stories these last few weeks?
Posted on: Jan 4, 2001, Source: Baltimore City Paper
We need a new "God game" for the New Economy, where players instead of controling empires and natural resources, players use multinational corporations to capture as much "human mindshare" as possible.
Posted on: Dec 18, 2000, Source: Baltimore City Paper
When Stephen King pulled the plug on his online serial The Plant, was it really because he was shortchanged by a cheapskate Internet audience? Or did he finally realize how people's ingrained book-buying and reading habits were?