| Apr 21, 1999

Under your skin

Take a second, forget about trash-can icons and QWERTY keyboards and ponder the real interface — our future interaction with technology. How will we navigate the infosphere in 10 years? Will we use mouses or cursors controlled by biofeedback? Will our browser windows be ...

| Apr 7, 1999

I am what I spam

Tom Clancy couldn’t have weaved a better web of suspense and intrigue. It had everything: a villain working under a string of shadowy aliases; news hype mixed with general chaos; an FBI manhunt led by expert freelance bloodhounds And in the end the Feds ...

| Mar 24, 1999

Degrees of separation

You could say they have an affliction. You’ve probably bumped into them on the street. That is, they bump into you, because they often walk with their eyes fixated on their task, oblivious to any obstacles in their path. You’ve definitely overheard them chatting ...

| Mar 10, 1999

And the winners aren't ...

A stunned Webmaster rises from his seat, shaking his head in disbelief. As he makes his way to the aisle, fellow programmers and designers pat him heartily on the back and shake his hand. After accepting his trophy from a cybercelebrity, he stands there ...

| Feb 10, 1999

You've got e-mess!

Calling the Internet a borderless world isn’t far from the truth, but try saying that every time you get an e-mail you can’t read. You know, one of those buggers that is full of incomprehensible code or one that has a mysterious file attached ...

| Jan 27, 1999

Links you can trust

In the past few months, this column has addressed the trend of “portals,” those jump-station sites where you’re supposed to begin your journey onto the Web. Although Wired.com hasn’t officially become a portal, it is where I often begin my Web sessions. I go ...

| Jan 13, 1999

We ski, Web ski

I’ve got a problem, and rather than just let it smolder, I figured the best way to confront it is to go public You see, I like the white stuff. I’d tried it a few times when I was in high school and college, ...