My Geek News column ran for a dozen years in two Coloradan newspapers, the Boulder County Business Report and the Northern Colorado Business Report [in 2014 the two merged and were renamed BizWest].
In addition I’ve had a regular column in eBusiness Journal, a Canadian magazine, and a regular column for a couple of years in a freelancing/contracting magazine, PD News.
Winner of Society of Professional Journalists awards for three years running
Unfortunately the Geek News columns seem to be no longer available; I may add links later if I can find where they are archived.
You want your Web site to rank No.1 on Google
Wow, I haven’t kept up with this for a while! One day maybe…
After all these years, user interfaces have long way to go
Open source encyclopedia? Users maintain Wikipedia
Wi-Fi makes accessing Internet more convenient around world
Domain name game not as simple as many thought
Online communities gather with ready-made networks
Don’t bet ranch on pay per click just because everyone’s doing it
Internet access on the move becoming a breeze
Still waiting for great e-book revolution to begin
Norton, Ad-Aware, SpyBot 1-2-3 punch against scumware
World’s viewpoints heard by clicking on Internet news sites
Online tools assist you with Web site keyword analysis
If you have problem, software program likely exists to solve it
Google searches 3.5 billion pages in 3 seconds
While Microsoft reviled as monopoly, Google takes control of Net searches
Anyone know how much software is created that doesn’t work?
Shouldn’t home seller have right to make sure house listed on MLS?
Microsoft about to turn up heat in search engine competition
Geek ponders how he can keep up with student’s tech gear
Stamps.com a true convenience only Internet can provide
Forcing software upgrade unfair when product full of bugs anyway
Success of e-commerce should come as no surprise
eBay not only game in town; Uzed.com buys used CDs
Think through online strategy to prevent making Web errors
Tablet missing link in e-book evolution
Web changing the world one little strand at a time
Web strategy trumps design — every time
SpamKiller annihilates annoying e-mail solicitations
Rate for good Web page design still mystery to many businesses
Telecommuting doesn’t work for many people, positions
WorldCom’s data center has backups for every scenario
Future computing power loaded with possibilities
Nigerian letter scam moves into e-mail
1. Technology, Internet forcing music business to change tune
2. Many people assume they know all they need to run computers
New services less expensive for registering domain name
Internet age of fast & free coming to an end
Why do some products sell better than others online?
Many techno prophesies not based on reality
Dot-com flops merely potholes in Information Superhighway
First-in formula fails; Net success up to users
Book publishers could be next target if Napster wins
Blocking Web flow across borders difficult
Clicks may need bricks for online sales success
‘Eyeballs’ aren’t profits; investors lose patience
Palm Pilot’s the greatest: simple, convenient, reliable
Law barring spam e-mail too broad to be effective
Software companies guilty of criminal negligence for failing to correct problems
Hot Internet stocks: Investing or gambling? Ask the users
If e-mail, Internet access is free, how does anyone make money?
Writing finally on the wall: Bully Microsoft a monopoly
It’s just matter of time before eBooks catch on
Rules changing for the better in ownership of domain name
Software gets people discussing (or slandering) your business
Best way to develop software? Ask the users
[I don’t pick these column titles! And this isn’t a title I would have picked for this column, as you’ll understand if you read the article.]
Geek gets bit by virus; how can you avoid it?
Why programmers love to hate Microsoft — code out of control
Few people can understand Web certification process
Cable modem hookup: Best and the worst
2 useful utilities help you save time working on Web
Best way to avoid Windows crashes: Quit using your PC
Format for storing music promises to be big
Believe what you want on online vs. TV survey
Experience the joys of setting up your own home PC network
Setting up new computer easy job, right? Wrong
E-mail publishing idea to make money on Net
Entrepreneurs grasping how to succeed on Net
Eyeballs worth big bucks to Internet industry buyers
Spam backlash could set a dangerous precedent
Can you think of anything more unreliable than PC?
Another piece of computer equipment bites the dust
Netscape bubble bursts with losses, rumored sale
E-mail makes everyone’s lives easier — right?
Software only will get better when users get to have a say
Everyone loves to hate Microsoft, but suits may be stretching point
Cracking cyber messages threat to 4th Amendment
Software customers paying too much for feature glut
Don’t have domain name yet? Most .com ideas already taken
No rest for working geek, news comes from 30,000 feet
‘Futzing’ may be biggest cost to businesses as PC advance
Why don’t software programmers study the competition’s products?
New releases make Web tools more than just browsers
What’s world saying about you? Search the Net to check opinions
Always waiting to get on-line? Multiple access may be answer
Software piracy; are the problems exaggerated?
True multi-tasking still tests Windows 95 endurance
Cutting back on tech support sure to alienate PC customer
Microsoft’s Windows NT designed to stifle competition?
Is stock really worth more because it’s an Internet company?
Programmers don’t listen to their users
One-click Internet access just more marketing hype
A lot of Information Highway hype just plain ridiculous
You’ll get what you pay for in cheap Internet Box
Expert’s frustrations bad news for average computer users
Few businesses make money yet on Web pages
Why are people so rude online?
You have been backing up your data, haven’t you?
All about public-key encryption
Believe it or not,viruses are rare!
If you think electronic books are better than paper, I have some land in Sarajevo to sell you…
Why US Government export bans on encryption software make no sense