CHEAP DELL LAPTOPS

Tomorrow Dell will put two new laptops on its web site: the Inspiron 1100, starting at $899, and the Inspiron 5100, starting at $1,199.

Features and price are comparable to notebooks from HP and Compaq. This article about the Dell announcement points out that it’s occasionally possible to find rebates and special promotions that lower the HP/Compaq prices even further. […] continued

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CYBERTERRORISM AND FUD

More interesting reading: this Slate article casts a jaundiced eye at the “National Strategy To Secure Cyberspace” pushed out by the Bush administration last month. Part of a broader strategy to fill the airwaves and the public consciousness with FUD – “fear, uncertainty and doubt,” this time by painting a picture of computer-savvy regimes ready to knock out our electricity and phone lines and electric blankets from their remote terminals. […] continued

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THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY

Click here and spend some time with one of the most interesting and enlightening articles I’ve ever read about the technology industry. I’m impressed. It pulls information together from a huge variety of sources and presents it with remarkable insight and clarity. Having said that, be warned: the author is a serious anti-Microsoft zealot, which leads him to overstate and distort at times. […] continued

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RIAA WEB SITE PUZZLE

One of those odd little things that make you say, Hmmm.

The RIAA is widely despised, for obvious reasons. Its web site has been hacked on a pretty regular basis for the last couple of years. Now it’s been offline for more than a week, the victim of a denial of service attack. […] continued

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