Amazon's patent jungle

by Judy Lowe -- Today, the readers take over the column, with questions and comments. We'll start with the controversial stuff, where my opinion was solicited. Boycott Amazon.com? The Web went ballistic more…

Searching for a library

by Judy Lowe -- Your own library. The word "comprehensive" doesn't begin to cover Martindale's The Reference Desk. Imagine -- all in one place -- more than 10,620 calculators, 3,600 databases, 10,500 more…

Polling the Web

by Judy Lowe -- Mother of all polls. When CNN announces that according to the latest poll, the president's job rating is up or consumer confidence is down, do you ever wonder more…

I claim this Web for ... me

by Judy Lowe -- It's MY Internet. One of the great things about the Net from the beginning has been that each individual has a difference experience. No two people use it more…

E-mailing anti-social?

by Judy Lowe -- You can breathe a sigh of relief: Spending more than five hours a week reading your e-mail and surfing the Net does not make you a socially inept more…

Passel of presidents

by Judy Lowe -- Today's schoolkids probably don't know that once upon a time, February saw the celebration of two holidays -- Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays. But in 1971 the two holidays, more…

Romance is in the air and on the Web

by Judy Lowe -- This is the hearts-and-flowers day of the year -- the day when in-person is better than online. If you've forgotten to buy a card or a present, an more…

Privacy issues on the Net

by Judy Lowe -- Surfer beware. Last week's discussion of cookies that can track surfers around the Net resulted in tons of response. Two readers had additional helpful suggestions for avoiding cookies, more…

C is for cookie

by Judy Lowe -- C is for cookie. It was in the news this week -- but not all the stories told you what to do about it. What's "it"? What some more…

What's the buzz on the Net?

by Judy Lowe -- Have you ever needed to know exactly when an airplane flight was going to land? Did you ever wonder just what those hand signals of football referees mean? more…