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History's Most Ironic Question
Hard data? Influence peddling. Hard questions.
Sometimes one small part failure can crash the whole machine. Other times, there are many points of failure, especially for the careless.
The X Factor. X Stands for...
What is wrong; Who was wrong?
There are many things that escape the Spy's understanding, including some with technology and social implications.
Spam, Power, and the Pot
The Spy opines on spam and scams, serial interfaces and bus power, plus the global village, the melting pot, and privacy.
Modula and Modular
Nellie and the Spy dialogue over the new programming language, take caution over OS upgrades and speculate on the new Mac Pro.
A Busy Month For Apple Watchers
Apple's new releases of hardware and software, a mention of the latest scams, last year's tech, and a new bag.
Information Is Not Information..
unless it reflects reality, has meaning, can be communicated and stored reliably. Things are changing. Are we keeping up?
High and Low Perceptions
Whether something is high technology or low depends on one's point of view and experience. Observations on hacking, and the Enom support fiasco.
Of Birthdays and Parables
Birthdays for countries, people, and products, great divide worries about the future, and what to give an aspiring mathematician or scientist.
No Apple News, But...
Synology gets partial honours, Enom a total failing mark, and the Subaru Forester consistently high grades.
The Spy opines on his new hi-tech Subaru Forester, his now dead Synology NAS, and Apple announcements re the Mac Pro.
Nellie brags about her latest invention--a technology to virtualize meetings and classrooms, eliminating even more white collar jobs.
The Spy dons his historian hat to explain the symbiotic relationship between technology and society.
Minding the Storage
The Spy has memory nostalgia, and makes a few suggestions about where the technology is going in view of the demise of glass disks.
Growing Into A New Year
The Spy discusses the more stable Sierra, and ponders the general maturity of the industry from a hardware and software point of view.
A Less Than Stellar Report Card
In contrast to last month, not everything just works. More Sierra problems, an old workhouse Mac fails, and some promising products must be returned.
Trick or Treat
The Spy considers treats Sierra and the new MacBook Pro, and worries about how disconnected to information age realities are political candidates.
More Than One Kind of Bug
The Spy laments bugs in the human and Apple OS, and in one app this month.
Back To School
Old and new lessons in buggy software, new versions of favourites, and a couple of brickbats, plus speculation on the Apple September event.
Technology, politics, brickbats, hornets, and close encounters with some of these.
Best ePublished SF of the 2003
The Friends, volume two of The Interregnum wins EPPIE 2004 for best SF novel of 2003.
The Northern Spy Archive
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