Computer Life
Wilmington News Journal

Richard Gordon's Computer Life Column ran most Saturdays in the Wilmington News Journal, a Gannett publication from February 1997 to June 1999.

The articles were aimed at the home computing user and the potential home user.

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  I have resigned from doing my column to allow me more time to devote to my primary job at The University of Delaware and to working with the kids at the Western Family YMCA, YMCA of Delaware.

Thanks to all my readers for their support over the years. Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy the archives.

June 12, 1999
Pre-publication
Draft
Viral Marketing
Another example of how the 'Net amplifies things. In this case, it's word of mouth advertising carried to the extreme....
June 5, 1999
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All I want for graduation is a PDA
Actually, I'm not sure I'd really buy my kid a PDA for graduation, but a PDA plus a desktop computer would be cheaper than buying him a laptop!
May 29, 1999
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Draft
Reflections On A Power Outage
There I sat, in my darkened office, bathed in the eery glow of a laptop whose battery was slowly draining.....
May 15, 1999
Pre-publication
Draft
Web Can Make You An Expert
Amazing what the web will let you find--in this episode, the Web allowed your columnist to masquerade as an expert in Japanese computing .
May 8, 1999
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Draft
Star Wars: The Game
Oh boy! A Star Wars computer game! Well, my 4th grader likes SimTown better.
May 1, 1999
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What is Reality?
Would you pay over $1,000 for a sign-on into an on-line game?
April 24, 1999
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A Fable About Boundaries
Not available yet in this country, I found the latest Harry Potter book on-line in England!
April 17, 1999
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Web Walk!
This time we visit ESPN's NFL draft site after visits to several amusing sites.
April 10, 1999
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Free PCs?
Of all the deals for "Free PCs," the one from Gobi seems most forthright and realistic.
April 3, 1999
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Sweet Melissa
It's our behavior, our insistence on valuing alleged convenience over safety, that allows macro viruses like Melissa to spread so quickly via e-mail.
March 20, 1999
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Long Campaign Trail
I've been a fan of the flat tax for over a decade. But I'll still poke fun at Steve Forbes's slow web site--and his e-precinct captains had better not SPAM me! And as a technology professional, I'm grateful for Al Gore's support of the Internet. But to claim he initiated it?!?! It's March 1999 and the 2000 campaign has already begun on-line.
March 13, 1999
Pre-publication
Draft
Why It's Called Computer Life
I wanted to call this column "Poor Richard's Computer." But it's pretty clear that the computer IS my life.

Columns marked as pre-publication drafts appeared in slightly different versions when printed in The News Journal.


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