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  • A Netizen's Swan Song - Jon Katz bids HotWired farewell -- praising freedom, interactivity, and his fellow geeks. [Wired News] (August 27, 1998)
  • Reconsidering Ryan - Flamed by warriors and peaceniks alike, Katz reconsiders Saving Private Ryan. [Wired News] (August 25, 1998)
  • Cheap Flights to the Future - A startup's patent may transform the balance of power between vendors and consumers, says Katz. [Wired News] (August 19, 1998)
  • Freedom from the Press - The press will pay a price for shoving the Lewinsky tale down our throats, says Katz. [Wired News] (August 14, 1998)
  • The Near-Space Race - Mail-order model rocketry, once popular among suburban teens, is not just for youngsters anymore. The kids have grown up -- and so have the rockets. By Mark Frauenfelder. [Wired News] (August 10, 1998)
  • Virtual Faith - Gen-X irreverence may be a tonic for established religion, reports Katz. [Wired News] (August 6, 1998)
  • Hyping Private Ryan - The marketing push for Spielberg's latest rivals the D-Day invasion, says Katz. [Wired News] (August 3, 1998)
  • A Home in Cyberspace - As frequent relocation becomes a fact of life in the new economy, a reflection on the consolations of online neighborhoods. [Wired News] (July 30, 1998)
  • Can You Name the Real Scandal? - Starting with a bang, Brill's Content hits the corrupt media right between the eyes. [Wired News] (July 21, 1998)
  • Tina, Queen of Hype - Air-kissing hype aside, Tina Brown's record at The New Yorker gives Katz pause. [Wired News] (July 21, 1998)
  • Defining Geekdom, Part III - As geeks and suits vie for world domination, Katz's money's on the geeks. [Wired News] (July 9, 1998)
  • Defining Geekdom, Part II - Modern-day geeks share two obsessions, says Katz: new tech and pop culture. [Wired News] (July 7, 1998)
  • Defining Geekdom, Part I - Brainy, grumpy, wary, obsessive: Jon Katz recounts the rise of the geek. [Wired News] (July 2, 1998)
  • The X-Files - Turning lust to UST, The X-Files brings a great love story to the big screen, says Katz. [Wired News] (June 30, 1998)
  • Virtual Sadism - The world of norns gets creepier with the appearance of a torturer in the breeding community. [Wired News] (June 29, 1998)
  • US-centrism on the Net - With the US soon to be an online minority, will we stop trying to dictate to the Net? [Wired News] (June 26, 1998)
  • Religion and the Digital Age - It's time to stop treating religion with kid gloves, a graciously unsubmissive Katz insists. [Wired News] (June 23, 1998)
  • The End of the Beginning - As the two halves of Wired Ventures part company, a reflection on three years of Wired Web culture. By Steve Silberman. [Wired News] (June 16, 1998)
  • Meet HAL's Ancestors - Can computers think? Frauenfelder probes deep into the culture of artificial-intelligence programming -- from chatterbots to the Turing Test. [Wired News] (June 15, 1998)
  • The Anti-Seinfeld - Skewering the cult of celebrity, Garry Shandling created TV's best show, says Katz. [Wired News] (June 9, 1998)
  • What Makes Kids Kill? - Blaming TV violence for schoolyard slaughter makes sense, says Katz -- to the gun lobby. [Wired News] (June 4, 1998)
  • Introducing Geek Screens - Is pop culture political? Katz's broader beat includes all geek media, "serious" or not. [Wired News] (June 2, 1998)
  • Light Fuse and Get Away - Fringe shines a light on the fiery passions of pyrotechnics. [Wired News] (June 1, 1998)
  • The Merchants of Anxiety - New software that watches your kids' every move on the Net may seem like the answer to a world that threatens to spin out of control. But have we forgotten the questions that matter? By Steve Silberman. [Wired News] (May 27, 1998)
  • Trust and Antitrust - When both Microsoft and DOJ invoke your interests, be very afraid, counsels Katz. [Wired News] (May 26, 1998)
  • An Online Moral Dilemma - Should online support groups enjoy the sanctity of the confessional booth? Readers give Jon Katz an earful. [Wired News] (May 22, 1998)
  • The Tragedy in Technology - Jon Katz casts technology as a tragic figure - meaning well, but doomed to do evil. [Wired News] (May 19, 1998)
  • The Right Presidential Speech - What if Clinton just told the truth? Katz unreels his fantasy transcript. [Wired News] (May 8, 1998)
  • Jerry's Kids - His TV show is vile, offensive, and stupid, says Katz, but America -- and its children -- will survive Jerry Springer. [Wired News] (May 6, 1998)
  • Loving Greta - Katz confesses his love for the rarest of the rare -- an ethical lawyer. [Wired News] (May 1, 1998)
  • A Restricted Revolution? - The Net's big moral issue isn't porn, says Katz -- it's the black/white access gap. [Wired News] (April 28, 1998)
  • Electric Hotrods - AC or DC, these car enthusiasts believe that their vehicles are the way of the future. [Wired News] (April 27, 1998)
  • Bolts of Volts - Most people have seen Tesla coils -- two poles with a bolt of electricity crackling up the space between them -- in science fiction films. Coilers are the dedicated tinkerers that build their own. [Wired News] (April 16, 1998)
  • Absinthe Devotees: The Green Fog - While revivalists of the outlawed liquor take their inspiration from 19th century artistic ne'er do-wells, they gather their resources on the Web. [Wired News] (April 7, 1998)
  • Art Imitates Life - Primary Colors isn't about sex, says Katz, but idealism - and how DC politics kills it. [Wired News] (April 3, 1998)
  • Way-New Technopomposity - The sensible, self-important technorealist manifesto tells Jon Katz the Net menace is losing its sting. [Wired News] (April 1, 1998)
  • Robots from Rubbish - BEAMers create small autonomous robots which rely on discarded analog materials instead of expensive, power-hungry computer brains. The lean machines can display surprisingly smart behavior - and killer survival instincts. [Wired News] (March 30, 1998)
  • Our Contentious Country, Part II - ABC may have an antidote to the "argument culture" poisoning the media, says Jon Katz. [Wired News] (March 25, 1998)
  • Technorealism: Beyond the Hype - A more realistic appraisal of the technology that fills our lives will open a fertile middle ground between techno-utopianism and neo-Luddism. [Wired News] (March 24, 1998)
  • Stone-Age Hardware Hackers - Enthusiasts preserve traditional technology, using tools made of rock and bone. Cutting-edge materials, 2.5 million years ago. [Wired News] (March 23, 1998)
  • Our Contentious Country - Argument Culture aptly describes our obsession with confrontation, says Jon Katz. [Wired News] (March 20, 1998)
  • See Ally Flail - Insecure, narcissistic, boy-crazy Ally McBeal is a post-feminist icon, says Jon Katz. [Wired News] (March 17, 1998)
  • Soul Salvation - In a fantasy Meet the Press, Jon Katz asks Washington attack journalists what is going through their sex-scandal-addled brains. [Wired News] (March 11, 1998)
  • Slate's Ready to Charge - Slate's getting ready to charge, and Jon Katz says webheads ought to be ready to pay for good media by now. [Wired News] (March 3, 1998)
  • The Plastic Fantastics - Aficionados of 1960s design aren't the hippies you might think. These fans are straight-up students of the era who are serious collectors, to boot. [Wired News] (February 25, 1998)
  • The Death of the Media Mogul - Buh-bye, Rupert! So long, Bill. Jon Katz says media moguls' time has come and gone. The future is ours, not theirs. [Wired News] (February 18, 1998)
  • The Issues Behind Intern-Gate - Did readers criticize Jon Katz's dismissal of the Lewinsky scandal as irrelevant? You bet your internship application. [Wired News] (February 13, 1998)
  • Fun with Dead People - All sorts of businesses - from mainstream mags to the pushers of kitsch commemoratives - rake in the bucks when celebrities die. Alongside the memory-mongers, though, a blackly humorous subculture thrives: Dead pools. [Wired News] (February 12, 1998)
  • If I Only Had A Brain - Natrificial's The Brain is not just a US$49.95 bookmark manager, it's also a case study in choosing the right metaphor. [Wired News] (February 10, 1998)
  • Cooking Up Media Madness - DC press and the libidinous president, plus sleazy politicians: A pretty smelly brew, says Katz. But there is an antidote. [Wired News] (February 5, 1998)
  • Believe It or Not - People who believe that information is corrupt turn out to be about half-right; the corruption is real, but it's a little closer to home than we might wish to understand. [Wired News] (February 4, 1998)
  • Who's in Charge Around Here? Part II - Should the president of the Net be digerati, geek author, statesperson, or - you? [Wired News] (February 4, 1998)
  • Let's Go Thrifting - In this installment of Fringe, we examine the people who've perfected the art of "buying for the experience of buying" for pennies on the dollar. [Wired News] (January 29, 1998)
  • The Net vs. the Presidency - When the Internet and other forces have stripped the public figure's aura of authority, can we find something worthy of saving in our Presidents? [Wired News] (January 29, 1998)
  • Who's in Charge Around Here? - If the Net had its own president, we'd have a real voice - and maybe get something done once in a while. [Wired News] (January 29, 1998)
  • DIY Veggie Libel - After considering how to support Oprah in her mad-cow fight for free speech, Jon Katz scapegoats the innocent yam. [Wired News] (January 27, 1998)
  • Past Out - The high cost of reliving the news. [Wired News] (January 27, 1998)
  • It's a Drudge World, After All - Matt Drudge was the first to make public the Monica Lewinsky case. So what? It turns out he is the embodiment of a frantic, redundantly networked world in which everyone knows everything at once - even things that aren't true. [Wired News] (January 23, 1998)
  • Shameless Dread - Kicking and Screaming into the millennium. [Wired News] (January 20, 1998)
  • Media Rant Movie Marathon, Part I - Jefferson may not have found himself surprised at a culture that yawns at news of an imminently balanced budget but knows exactly when Titanic and Wag the Dog are premiering. [Wired News] (January 16, 1998)
  • Right to Kill - Ted Kaczynski's command performance. [Wired News] (January 13, 1998)
  • Human Guinea Pigs - Now that a network of zine readers is trading advice and swapping stories, probed persons no longer have to take it on faith that research facilities are respectable and comfortable. [Wired News] (January 9, 1998)
  • Another Woman, Another Book - Sign Off is having an afterlife that's far more interesting than its life ever was. [Wired News] (January 8, 1998)
  • Bondage - Moguls are now discussing the possibility of Bond taking a page out of the heralded Alien series and treating each film as an opportunity for an auteur to make his mark. [Wired News] (January 8, 1998)
  • The Nth Degree - The worst word of an era [Wired News] (January 5, 1998)

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