From the Boidem - 
an occasional column on computers and information technologies in everyday life

WOW!! ... it's the Boidem's ... Definitive Nail in the Internet's Coffin contest! (new as of November, 2001)

What's all this about, anyway?

Hey! As of October, 1999, a NEW LOOK for an old page,

and from March, 2000, here's the Boidem's very own SEARCH page!

that page hasn't worked in ages, so instead, here's a Boidem custom search tool that will:

                   Google Custom Search

even if you read the original, you might find something new at: The Update Page
..............................................(last update added - October, 2006)

Table of Developing Contents

No. 154: On finding a turtle's voice (April 27, 2010)
No. 153: Too simple to teach (March 27, 2010)
No. 152: Fade Away (February 28, 2010)
The Long Dark Year of the Boidem (January, 2010)
No. 151: Every cloud must have its golden backing (January 31, 2009)
No. 150: Virtual Worlds, and real health (December 28, 2008)
No. 149: Bad Netizenship (November 29, 2008)
No. 148: It's too quiet here - I can't think (October 31, 2008)
No. 147: Now what are the odds on that happening? (September 30, 2008)
No. 146: Actually, I could have waited (August 31, 2008)
No. 145: Why don't you write a book? (July 31, 2008)
No. 144: Search Rules! (June 30, 2008)
No. 143: It's nothing personal (May 31, 2008)
No. 142: Taking it Personally (April 30, 2008)
No. 141: Holding on / Letting go (March 31, 2008)
No. 140: Inventing wheels in cyberspace (February 28, 2008)
No. 139: One tool to rule them all? (January 31, 2008)
No. 138: The internet and some of its discontents (December 31, 2007)
No. 137: To hold in our hands (November 30, 2007)
No. 136: Please organize me (October 31, 2007)
No. 135: The shoebox advantage (September 29, 2007)
No. 134: The plain brown paper envelope column (August 30, 2007)
No. 133: Get into my cloud (July 31, 2007)
No. 132: and that, and that, oh, and that ... (June 27, 2007)
No. 131: Just who do you think you are? (May 35, 2007)
No. 130: In one tenth the time (April 30, 2007)
No. 129: The tedium of real time (March 31, 2007)
No. 128: But you can, you can! (February 28, 2007)
No. 127: Carrying cognitive baggage from the old country (January 30, 2007)
No. 126: Now. Right now! (December 27, 2006)
No. 125: Don't Bogart that Info (November 28, 2006)
No. 124: The friend of a friend of a friend of ... (October 31, 2006)
No. 123: Still running it up the flagpole (September 30, 2006)
No. 122: The (digital) cleaning lady (August 29, 2006)
No. 121: Having fun (July 29, 2006)
No. 120: A Magic Strand? (June 28, 2006)
No. 119: Doing things the hard way. (May 26, 2006)
No. 118: Are crowds really that smart? (April 28, 2006)
No. 117: Spamming me softly with his song (March 29, 2006)
No. 116: It's just too Oh! (February 26, 2006)
No. 115: Dr. Hierarchy and Mr. Associative (January 28, 2006)
No. 114: Me and HTML (December 29, 2005)
No. 113: On completing a web site (November 30, 2005)
No. 112: In health and in sickness (October 26, 2005)
No. 111: Taking to the streets (September 27, 2005)
No. 110: How many prosumers can fit on the head of cyberspace? (August 30, 2005)
No. 109: Who cares? (July 29, 2005)
No. 108: Content? Did somebody mention content? (June 29, 2005)
No. 107: The tyranny of search (May 29, 2005)
No. 106: Digital vs. Physical (April 25, 2005)
No. 105: Equal in the eyes of cyberspace. (March 28, 2005)
No. 104: How to lose an online argument. (February 25, 2005)
No. 103: In the margins of cyberspace. (January 31, 2005)
No. 102: Fort PC. (December 30, 2004)
No. 101: Templates from hell. (November 27, 2004)
No. 100: The (ir)relevance of hypertext. (October 31, 2004)
No. 99: Guilt by hyperlink? (September 30, 2004)
No. 98: Tools I've known and loved ... and often abandoned. (August 31, 2004)
No. 97: Repeating myself. (July 26, 2004)
No. 96: Confessions of a conservative technology freak. (June 26, 2004)
No. 95: Mother Night on the web. (May 28, 2004)
No. 94: Me and Moore's Law. (April 27, 2004)
No. 93: All that technology for ... that? (March 29, 2004)
No. 92: Too Common Knowledge. (February 29, 2004)
No. 91: It's all in the game. (January 26, 2004)
No. 90: They've got a little list. (December 20, 2003)
No. 89: I search, therefore I am? (November 29, 2003)
No. 88: The ethos of blog (October 31, 2003)
No. 87: If you knew him like we knew him (September 25, 2003)
No. 86: The Boidem takes a vacation (August 26, 2003)
No. 85: Where's the Beef? (July 26, 2003)
No. 84: Strangers on a Network (June 29, 2003)
No. 83: Down and Out from E-mail (May 30, 2003)
No. 82: Are there refrigerator doors in cyberspace? (April 29, 2003)
No. 81: Bye-bye Bookmarks (March 31, 2003)
No. 80: Digital Democracy (February 27, 2003)
No. 79: Burning Memories (January 27, 2003)
No. 78: You mean you teach this stuff? (December 31, 2002)
No. 77: Really a part of me. (November 30, 2002)
No. 76: Believe me when I tell you ... (October 30, 2002)
No. 75: 72 hours offline (September 30, 2002)
No. 74: on erasing an online forum (August 30, 2002)
No. 73: My greatest fear (July 29, 2002)
No. 72: The Complete Works (June 30, 2002)
No. 71: How Deep is My Linking? (May 31, 2002)
No. 70: On regaining a cyberdentity (April 30, 2002)
No. 69: A life (sort of) lived (March 30, 2002)
No. 68: Get a Life! (February 28, 2002)
No. 67: What's a nice constructivist like you doing in a site like this? (January 30, 2002)
No. 66: Seek and Ye Shall Buy (December 28, 2001)
No. 65: The Return of the PC (November 28, 2001)
No. 64: The Boidem goes shopping (October 29, 2001)
No. 63: My inbox runneth over (September 29, 2001)
No. 62: The Return of the Home Page (August 28, 2001)
No. 61: Something for Nothing (July 22, 2001)
No. 60: The Church of the Eternal Click (June 25, 2001)
No. 59: Only six clicks away (May 25, 2001)
No. 58: Reflections of a Spring Cleaner (April 26, 2001)
No. 57: The Promise of Ubiquitous Access (March 25, 2001)
No. 56: Nothing but ... but not the Whole (February 25, 2001)

No. 55: Constantly Connected (January 29, 2001)
No. 54: Fetch me a child of five (December 26, 2000)
No. 53: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme! (November 26, 2000)
No. 52: at the click of a mouse button (October 28, 2000)
No. 51: My Connected Mom (September 26, 2000)
No. 50: Different strokes (August 27, 2000)
No. 49: On the Road (July 27, 2000)
No. 48: Something Much (June 27, 2000)
No. 47: Virtual Zionism (May 10, 2000)
No. 46: on putting the Boidem to work (April 26, 2000)
No. 45: on becoming an anachronism (March 23, 2000)
No. 44: Homeless in Cyberspace (February 22, 2000)
No. 43: on not uploading a column (January 24, 2000)
No. 42: on looking for an Albert King guitar solo (December 22, 1999)
No. 41: admit we are powerless over the web (November 26, 1999)
No. 40: for the sin of bad page design (October 26, 1999)
No. 39: a petal fallen from your soul (September 26, 1999)
No. 38: Free (August 25, 1999)
No. 37: falling straight to not being in Kansas anymore (July 20, 1999)
No. 36: Post-personal computing (June 23, 1999)
No. 35: Only a pawn in their game (May 24, 1999)
No. 34: I'm all dressed for the occasion (April 20, 1999)
No. 33: Another connected family (March 22, 1999)
No. 32: Just browsing, thank you. (February 21, 1999)
No. 31: A Community of One? (January 14, 1999)
No. 30: Beam me out, Scotty! (December 22, 1998)
No. 29: Eleanor Rigby Surfs the Web (November 21, 1998)
No. 28: Being (semi) Digital (October 21, 1998)
No. 27: ...and to get to school we had to walk through... (September 23, 1998)
No. 26: Over Construction (August 25, 1998)
No. 25: When Dessert becomes the Main Course (July 23, 1998)
No. 24: The Unbearable Linearity of Learning (June 22, 1998)
No. 23: You call this work? (May 20, 1998)
No. 22: Make Learning ... A Copywriter's Paradise? (April 19, 1998)
No. 21: Make Learning ... Fun? (March 26, 1998)
No. 20: You Are There (February 27, 1998)
No. 19: Yeah, but can I trust it? (January 23, 1998)
No. 18: Reading ... and the web lifestyle (December 20, 1997)
No. 17: Coffee, Anyone? (November 22, 1997)
No. 16: Part of the Family? (October 23, 1997)
No. 15: On losing a Cyberdentity (September 22, 1997)
No. 14: Make Money Slow (August 23, 1997)
No. 13: A Moment of Silence - On Virtual Mourning (July 22, 1997)
No. 12: Shall I Compare Thee to a Printed Page? (June 22, 1997)
No. 11: Virtual Show and Tell (May 23, 1997)
No. 10: The (Virtual) Shadow of Your Smile? (April 22, 1997)
No. 9: Changing the World Via the Internet - A Case Study (March 22, 1997)
No. 8: That Lingering (after the class) Web Site (February 22, 1997)
No. 7: The Joys of Spam (January 25, 1997)
No. 6: Plagiarism and the Web (December 22, 1996)
No. 5: Putting E-mail to work (November 22, 1996)
No. 4: The Cult of Home Pages (October 22, 1996)
No. 3: On Personal and Impersonal E-mail messages (September 22, 1996)
No. 2: Search vs. Browse - A Way of Thinking (August 22, 1996)
No. 1: On-line Life Imitates Off-line Comics (July 22, 1996)
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