Snails and Puppy Dog’s Tails
Holy Juno, readers, it's February and that gives me a chance to talk about my love. Though my family is first in line, right...
The Sound of Silence
Last month, I discussed an Open Source DAW, so this month, let's take a look at some hardware aspects of that DIY DAW by...
More Free Beer
It's December, and Santa has once again failed to take your request for a refurbished ATR-100 seriously.
We all love free stuff, and our search for it often leads us to expend more energy than what the freebie is actually worth....
Just Hum a Few Bars
>By now, you've probably come across some appliance or service that recognizes human speech: your cell phone, perhaps, or the customer service call-in line...
Last winter, I had a speaking engagement that gave me the opportunity to visit my old stomping grounds in Miami. Back in the early...
Can You Spare a % of a Dime?
A look at the pebble in the shoe of online music commerce: micropayments. I'm sure you've all had the urge to actually purchase a...
Which Way to Moscone?
Because my editors have things covered in the audio realm, this month's column looks at the other new stuff happening around the latest Macworld...
Toe to TOE
This month, I'm going to revisit a technology that I think will eventually replace Fibre Channel-based networks and save us all money in the...
How the Leopard Got His Spots
In Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, the Black Panther chides Mowgli, saying, How can his little head carry all thy long talk? Well, my...
Cloak, No Dagger
This month, I'm talking about a controversial subject, the ephemeral rights-management chimera composed of equal parts copy control, cryptography and steganography (hiding information within...
Sven, Where’s My Mead?
Imagine having an Internet connection all the time as you tote your computer hither and yon. Imagine the power of sharing files, directories and...
Unheralded Standard Bearer?
Back in the days when children walked to the school bus and phone calls were by making and breaking switch contacts, there existed a...
The Long, Slow Burn
This month, celebrates its 2nd anniversaryThank you, thank you very muchand, to placate you loyal readers, I'm revisiting a subject covered back in October
Turn, Turn, Turn Again
Sometimes we each have an opportunity to participate in the proverbial once in a lifetime endeavor. For me, a grand adventure to Canyonlands that...
Time and again, a predictable process has played itself out across the (bring up the reverb) Grand Canvas of History. Organizations form and become...