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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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Border Wars on the Net

UUNET Technologies, a major, top-level Internet service provider with a multi-million dollar nationwide network, recently announced plans to phase out arrangements with other networks to carry Internet traffic free of charge across its network, unless the other networks had substantial, national investments in infrastructure

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Wrestling in the Global Village

I recently spent some time wrestling with software upgrades, and discovered some hidden morsels in a couple of Global Village downloads. Although some of these enhancements have been available for a while, I chose to wait and bulk-update my PowerBook in one session

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InterNIC Employs a Guard Dog

You wouldn't think the guy that John Markoff of the New York Times described as one of the greatest computer security experts in the world could have his domain name ripped off, would you? It appears the InterNIC is not immune to many of the forces that Tsutomu Shimomura and Markoff wrote about in Takedown, their book about the tracking of hacker Kevin Mitnick

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Domain Name Registration Fees Underway

The National Science Foundation (NSF) changed the funding picture last week on one of the few remaining U.S. federally funded Internet projects. The NSF and the InterNIC's Registration Services division, which registers and maintains domain names, announced that beginning at midnight on 14-Sep-95, all new domain name registrations under its authority would cost $100 and include two years of registration

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The Experiment is Over

Most people believe that the Internet is still a project funded by the U.S. government. This includes a handful of journalists I had lunch with recently who write about PCs, online services, and the Internet

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Apple’s 16-bit Solution

I was saddened to read of the Quadra 700's demise. Once again, Apple has cancelled a model which, despite clear advantages, doesn't fit into their price and product line structure