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Glenn Fleishman

Glenn Fleishman

Glenn Fleishman is a veteran technology, business, and science reporter based in Seattle, who has written for TidBITS for over 20 years. He contributes regularly to Macworld (senior contributor), the Economist, Fast Company, and Increment magazine. In 2017, he was the Designer in Residence at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, where he printed a book of his work by letterpress.

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More Offline

More Offline -- More readers wrote in with suggestions of how to store Web pages for later offline viewing and printing. Adam Rosen recommends DataViz's Web Buddy, which works much like Web Whacker

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You’ve Got Call Waiting

Suddenly instant messaging is everywhere. The ability to send tiny messages instantly to another person or small group has been available on America Online for many years

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Question: What’s the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web?

Question: What's the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web? Michael Battig writes from Glenn's home town of Eugene, Oregon, with that surprisingly common question. Answer: The Internet is a set of networks that exchange data with each other using a standard set of protocols - languages that each machine can speak

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Question: How do I make a Web site searchable?

Question: How do I make a Web site searchable? Beverley Neff writes: "I was on a Web page recently that had a search form to search that Web site

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Testing 56K

Testing 56K -- Looking to buy a 56K modem? Before you purchase, there is something you can do to find out whether or not your current phone line will support a faster speed (see Speed Jockeys on the Internet: Flying at 56K in NetBITS-008)

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Call for Writers

Call for Writers -- As we've mentioned before, we enjoy working with both new and experienced writers. The five of us who represent the core staff of NetBITS all produce pieces and write FAQtoids, but we enjoy featuring other voices and areas of expertise

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Printing to Files

Printing to Files -- We received a huge sheaf of suggestions on how to store a Web page for later printing or viewing, which we cover in Save Me from the Web, below

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Save Me from the Web

In response to our FAQtoid on how to save a Web page for later printing or viewing (see NetBITS-009), we got a pile of responses recommending techniques and software

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Question: Who pays for the Internet?

Question: Who pays for the Internet? Several readers, including Max Hahto and Yves Dussault , have written to ask how the Internet is paid for. That is, since the Internet is worldwide, there must be long distance or other charges involved in moving data from your dial-up or permanent connections to other locations

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Hiatus for American Thanksgiving

Hiatus for American Thanksgiving -- We'll be skipping what would have been our 27-Nov-97 issue in favor of turkey for some of us, Tofurky(tm) for others, and gluten-free corn mush for Glenn

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Pee En Gee – See Ya Real Soon!

Pee En Gee - See Ya Real Soon! -- Delightfully, I was wrong about current browser support in the NetBITS-007 article on graphic file formats for the Web

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Question: How fast is a residential phone line?

Question: How fast is a residential phone line? Bill Williams sent us the following entertaining query: "Here's a group of questions which have come up several times, drawing varying answers

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Question: How can I print or read a Web page offline?

Question: How can I print or read a Web page offline? Charles Redway asks: "How can I save a page for reading or printing later? Not just the text but the whole page with its pictures and graphics in the right place

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You’re on Report

You're on Report -- As we've noted in previous articles about spam, one method of fighting it is to report the abuse to the network on which the spammer has an account

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Image Ownership

Image Ownership -- Jamie Alexander asked me why I didn't mention compression algorithm patent and licensing issues in the graphic file formats article in NetBITS-007