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1999 Stories by Jeff Howe

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  • Passion Fish

    published December 7, 1999

    Jennifer Prosec is cold. She stomps her feet and draws down into a Goretex-shrouded ball behind the captain's bridge. It's spare shelter from the... More >>

  • Drawn to Battle

    published November 23, 1999

    Ted Rall can be a scary guy. He's clever and charming and hilariously astute. He's a brilliant satirist, and his conver-sation bristles with... More >>

  • What the Butler Wired

    published November 9, 1999

    One does not employ the term 'butler' lightly. It's a vocation loaded with associations, a mixture of old-world civility and imperial elitism.... More >>

  • Beyond the Grave

    published November 2, 1999

    It was only a matter of time. The Internet has irrevocably changed our lives. Was there any reason to expect it wouldn't also change our deaths?... More >>

  • The Digital Rights Dilemma

    published October 5, 1999

    Like fly fishing or, say, 'Star Trek,' intellectual property law is a subject about which one either cares a great deal or not at all. But even if... More >>

  • What's in a Name?

    published September 21, 1999

    Well, it looks like Viacom finally gets it: the Internet isn't a peripheral medium, and in time may prove to be 'the' medium for music... More >>

  • Labor of Love (And Words)

    published August 17, 1999

    Organizing writers, Miryam Williamson says, is like herding cats. "One of the reasons we're freelance writers is that we lack the gene for... More >>

  • New Word Order

    published July 27, 1999

    July was the month Eng-Siong Tan boarded the Internet roller coaster. On July 5 Fortune magazine included his software company, Third... More >>

  • Artistic License

    published July 6, 1999

    Maciej Wisniewski shifted his weight from one foot to the other and smiled nervously. He and about 20 other people were gathered outside... More >>

  • Signal & Noise

    published June 15, 1999

    Back in the day, the search for little green men took time and labor. The truth might be out there, sure, but to find it one needed faith, ardor,... More >>

  • Masters in Hype

    published May 18, 1999

    Bandwidths broaden, and the future of the Internet spreads before us like a vast, unspoiled plain. No longer restricted to mere text and image,... More >>

  • For Future Reference

    published May 11, 1999

    Some books make good books. The Catcher in the Rye makes a good book, the familiar, dog-eared, maroon-and-yellow paperback that's sat on... More >>

  • The Great Video Game Shoot-Out

    published May 4, 1999

    Eric Harris played video games obsessively, and even wrote his own levels for Doom. The 3-D architecture in the world of Doom resembles that of an... More >>

  • Speech Therapy

    published April 6, 1999

    Amy Kasper is Korean, but her parents are white, like just about everyone else in Hurley, Wisconsin, pop. 1762. Hurley is well-meaning folk,... More >>

  • Dancer in the Dark

    published April 6, 1999

    JoJo Dancer had a bone to pick, a big bone, hell, a mastodon's femur. He was settling old scores, kicking ass and naming names. But to the... More >>

  • Canon Fodder

    published March 23, 1999

    For years, English professors and well-meaning bibliophiles have vilified Cliffs Notes, bemoaning the "study aides" as an enemy of literary... More >>

  • Exhibitionist Coeds

    published March 2, 1999

    RonJeremy is skeptical, and belligerent. He wants to fight, and everyone else in the room is looking to love. "Hey. Has anyone else looked at... More >>

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