axbom.blog on coaching, design and ethics

My opinion pieces, articles, diary entries and rants on everything digital and humanitarian.

What’s the Deal with WAP?

Sep 23, 1999
September 23, 1999 I HAVE AN acquaintance who in his resume once wrote that he was experienced within the fields of CGI, Perl, SQL, SSI, CSS and TLA. The people who hired him never asked him about any of the…

Crying Wolf (the Y2K scare)

Sep 9, 1999
September 9, 1999 I’M ALMOST DISAPPOINTED ;). I half-expected to wake up to a world in technological chaos, planes crashing, traffic signals going berserk, microwaves exploding, and my cell phone calling India for no apparent reason :). Reports from Japan,…

Crying Wolf (the Y2K scare)

Sep 9, 1999
September 9, 1999 I’M ALMOST DISAPPOINTED ;). I half-expected to wake up to a world in technological chaos, planes crashing, traffic signals going berserk, microwaves exploding, and my cell phone calling India for no apparent reason :). Reports from Japan,…

Mailing List Netiquette

Sep 8, 1999
Sep 8, 1999 1. INTRODUCTION As a subscriber of many mailing lists I am well aware of the ‘netiquette’ that must be followed when posting and responding to messages. This netiquette has evolved for purposes of readability, faster downloads and…

Mailing List Netiquette

Sep 8, 1999
Sep 8, 1999 1. INTRODUCTION As a subscriber of many mailing lists I am well aware of the ‘netiquette’ that must be followed when posting and responding to messages. This netiquette has evolved for purposes of readability, faster downloads and…

Direct your Web Site!

Aug 25, 1999
August 25, 1999 YESTERDAY, IGNORANT. TODAY, enlightened. I have truly witnessed the work of a genius, and I am not the first to proclaim that I have. The theatre of Robert Wilson grasped me from the very first moment, held…

Direct your Web Site!

Aug 25, 1999
August 25, 1999 YESTERDAY, IGNORANT. TODAY, enlightened. I have truly witnessed the work of a genius, and I am not the first to proclaim that I have. The theatre of Robert Wilson grasped me from the very first moment, held…

Get it While it's Free

May 26, 1999
May 26, 1999 WHEN I WAS a kid, I used to subscribe to shareware. Every month two disks packed with programs would land in my mailbox (postal mail!) and I would begin to explore new software; games, pictures, utilities, word…

Get it While it’s Free

May 26, 1999
May 26, 1999 WHEN I WAS a kid, I used to subscribe to shareware. Every month two disks packed with programs would land in my mailbox (postal mail!) and I would begin to explore new software; games, pictures, utilities, word…

Gross Misinformation on the Net

May 10, 1999
May 10, 1999 AS THE POPULARITY of the Internet increases, it has become quite common to turn to the Internet for information. One tends to favor the Internet because it is becoming easy to use and can provide information about…

Gross Misinformation on the Net

May 10, 1999
May 10, 1999 AS THE POPULARITY of the Internet increases, it has become quite common to turn to the Internet for information. One tends to favor the Internet because it is becoming easy to use and can provide information about…

Talk to me, web site

Apr 28, 1999
April 28, 1999 YESTERDAY, I WENT shopping for a new suit at a store called SAKS. In the store I found myself browsing through different models, different colors, pants with or without lapels, vests with five or six buttons and…