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Faster Forward: March 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008

Facebook's New Levels of Friendship

Somebody at Facebook may be reading my column. Last summer, I wrote that this site and other social-networking sites erred by trying to confine all of our varying levels of closeness to a binary scale of "friend" or "not friend." Now, Facebook is letting its users decide how much of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 21, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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Driven to Distraction

Today's column has probably been years in the making. It's great that the Internet has been such an everlasting font of knowledge and entertainment, but at a certain point you actually need to focus and get one task done--whether it's writing that e-mail you owe to a long-lost friend, finally...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 20, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Farewell, Arthur C. Clarke

If you received an e-mail from me several years ago, you might have seen it end with this quote: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. This line, which I'd seen thrown around without attribution on the Internet years before, was a snarky way to mock the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 19, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Arrives

Microsoft shipped the first big update to Windows Vista today, Windows Vista Service Pack 1. This is a certifiably big deal. In the Windows food chain, "service packs" are the most important releases outside of entirely new versions of Windows. They both fix existing bugs and add significant new features....

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 18, 2008; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Windows  
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Methods of March Madness

Starting this Thursday, office productivity across America is going to tank. It's time for March Madness, which means a steady stream of college-basketball playoff games--any one of which could destroy your brackets--airing when you're supposed to be at work. The traditional way to keep up on the Big Dance is...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 17, 2008; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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