A NOTE TO READERS
with a great deal of sadness that I must report that I have
discontinued my weekly column for health-related reasons.
remain under a doctor's care and I continue to attend pulmonary
rehab to improve my ability to breathe. I'll be focusing even
more on my health now, though I miss writing the columns and
the feedback from those who read it. I am confident that I
will be given the green light to return to work in the future,
and I will once again take up my weekly column.
13, 2003: Saddam's popularity surges on eBay; Yahoo offering
Google-like searches; Sony, others apply to trademark war terminology;
6, 2003: Sluggish PC sales pushing prices lower; music industry
files lawsuits against 4 students; Microsoft agrees to mods to help
users remove Internet Explorer from Windows XP.
30, 2003: AOL adds new services, products
to attract new users and keep old ones; angered pro-U.S. hackers
repeatedly attack Arab TV networks' Web sites.
23, 2003: War on Iraq sends Web users
online for news; Microsoft announces major security flaw in Windows
operating system versions; former VP joins Apple Computers.
16, 2003: Major League Baseball seeks
home run with online game broadcasts; Mary Kay cracking down on
eBay sales; eBay competitor now for sale; poll shows more executives
go online than read newspapers in the morning.
9, 2003: Online news sites gearing
up for war with Iraq; Falwell loses bid for domain name featuring
2, 2003: Senate OKs new child porn
bill; MSN blocks ISPs e-mail; snow doesn't stop President's Day
shoppers; Napster to resurface; states sue retailers for back sales
23, 2003: Microsoft issues update
on security patches; Google buys online journal site Blogger.com;
AOL ads new placement locations for ads within its service; hacker
accesses more than 8 million credit card accounts; new Q&A section
16, 2003: Turn your PDA into a news-gathering
machine; Symantec criticized for withholding info on Slammer worm;
Microsoft patches a security patch.
Shuttle disaster sends buyers, sellers rushing to online auction
sites; Microsoft issues "critical" update for Internet
Explorer Web browser; big retailers start charging sales tax on
2, 2003: 'Slammer' worm brings Web
to a crawl; AOL loses membership for the first time; laid-off ZDNet
staff put themselves up for auction on eBay; Catholic church looking
to name Internet patron saint.
26, 2003: Court ruling a blow against
file-swappers; judge OKs suit against KaZaA; Brits release Top 10
Spam of 2002; eBay to debut EBay TV.
19, 2003: Internet over power lines
may be possible, but is it practical?; China blocks bloggers' Web
sites; judge OKs suit against KaZaA; latest virus makes the rounds.
12, 2003: Digital pen and direction-finding
PDAs are top gadgets at electronics show; annoying celebrites feted
in annual Web site award; Ask Jeeves says "no" to ad banners;
MS to end support for Windows 98.
5, 2003: Ring in the New Year with
a new PC; judge orders domain seller to stop deceptive practices;
the Internet (or one form of it) marks 20th birthday.
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