Newspaper Columns

Bob writes a regular computer column in The State Port Pilot, the local weekly newspaper published in Southport NC. The columns by date for this year are listed below. For prior years, just click on the year.

A note about titles. One of the contributions of my editor at the State Port Pilot is to re-work the column title. The titles shown below are as I submitted them, not as published.

If you have an idea for a column, or a comment, please send them to

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Date Title
01/15/2003 Viruses, CDs and Noisy Fans
01/22/2003 My Holiday Guest Destroyed My Computer!
01/29/2003 Popup Killers - Effective?
02/05/2003 How The F-Keys Got Their Place
02/12/2003 Microsoft and Software Licenses
02/25/2003 Become A Video Producer
03/12/2003 Video and Warranties
03/19/2003 DVD and Home Theater
03/26/2003 A New Digital Camera
04/02/2003 Scam Of The Month Club
04/09/2003 Your Next Hard Drive
04/16/2003 My First PC
04/23/2003 No Backup, Big Problem
04/30/2003 Bad Software?
05/07/2003 Your Household Server
05/14/2003 Big Music Is Winning
05/21/2003 Whither Home Automation?
05/28/2003 Computer History Of The World, Part 7
06/18/2003 Buying Stuff Locally
06/25/2003 Debugging A Network
07/02/2003 The New Entry Level
07/09/2003 PC Donations And Other News
07/16/2003 Satellite Radio
07/23/2003 EBooks and Spam
07/30/2003 Don't Bite Your Power Cord
08/13/2003 Digital Video Recording Arrives
08/20/2003 Update Anti-Virus Programs
09/03/2003 Computing In This Virus-laden World
09/10/2003 Read Up On Digital Cameras
09/17/2003 Waiting For Isabel
10/01/2003 Don't Trust That Email!
10/08/2003 Wireless Internet Access
10/15/2003 Legal Music, At Last!
10/22/2003 Who Stole Me Email?
11/05/2003 Holiday Shopping, Round 1
11/12/2003 Holiday Shopping, Round 2
11/19/2003 Holiday Shopping, Round 3
11/26/2003 What NOT To Buy
12/03/2003 Reinstalling Windows
12/10/2003 Coming Next Year
12/17/2003 Installing Your New PC
12/24/2003 Pass The Spam
12/31/2003 The Past And Future Year