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.

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Date Title
01/05/2005 Your Resolutions
01/12/2005 USB Storage Class
01/19/2005 Digital Music Formats
02/02/2005 Dear Sir Or Madam
02/09/2005 Latest on High Speed Internet
02/16/2005 Dealing With Dell
02/23/2005 Memories Of My Uncle
03/02/2005 Computer History Of The World, Part 10
03/09/2005 New MP3 Players
03/16/2005 Online Library
03/23/2005 My New MP3 Player
03/30/2005 Reinstalling Windows
04/06/2005 Playlist Format Hell
04/13/2005 Wireless Confusion
04/20/2005 Label Those Power Adapters!
04/27/2005 Dual Core Processor Mania
05/04/2005 Digital Doings
05/11/2005 Replace That Old PC!
05/18/2005 Adding Memory
05/25/2005 In The Dots
06/01/2005 Get Your PC Ready For Summer
06/15/2005 Software Wars
06/29/2005 Software Wars Part 2
07/06/2005 Supreme Court Decisions
07/13/2005 Bob Goes GPS
07/20/2005 The Latest Toys
07/27/2005 The End of Movies
08/03/2005 Internet Telephone
08/10/2005 Things I Don't Do!
08/17/2005 Computer History Of The World - The End
08/24/2005 Digital Phone - The Installation!
08/31/2005 Digital SLR Revolution
09/07/2005 DVDs, Coloring Books, and Columns
09/14/2005 Get That Restoration Disk!
09/21/2005 Setting Up Wireless
09/28/2005 Changing My Virus Software?
10/05/2005 Digital Music and Video Scene Still Confusing
10/12/2005 So Bye, Bye Old Legacy Ports!
10/26/2005 In The Beginning Of Computing
11/02/2005 Dell's New Reliability
11/09/2005 The Norton 1003,11 Mystery
11/16/2005 Sony's Bad Move
11/23/2005 Who Owns The Internet?
11/30/2005 Fighting Sober
12/07/2005 Don't Travel Without It!
12/21/2005 Last Minute Gifts
12/28/2005 2005 In Review