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David Sims
Santa Rosa, California




Computing has designs on your future
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
May 13, 2002

The future is being designed by people who love computers. You should know this, whether you love computers or not.

Short-sighted Hollywood crashes Internet radio party
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
May 6, 2002

Hollywood is bullying small Internet radio shops with excessive royalty fees, and it could put many of them out of business by the end of this month.

Subtle Web changes could speed up online applications
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
April 29, 2002

Macromedia joins Microsoft, IBM, and Sun Microsystems' Java in the web services battle with the launch of its Flash MX platform.

Bluetooth's Connections: Mac, Windows, Palm
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
April 22, 2002

After years of false starts and broken promises, a few key endorsements by leading PC and PDA platforms appear to have pushed Bluetooth over the hump of acceptance.

Google bombing gives weblogs new influence
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
March 25, 2002

It turns out that webloggers have a greater influence on Google's search results than ordinary Web pages do, and the potential to manipulate those results -- called Google Bombing -- is coming to light.

iPhoto more impressive than iMac?
O'Reilly Network Weblog
Jan. 15, 2002

The redesigned iMac stole headlines last week -- not to mention the cover of Time magazine. But I was even more impressed with some of the applications that are helping to sell Apple's hardware, especially the newest announced at Macworld last week, iPhoto.

You Mean, Xerox Technology Isn't Up For Grabs?
O'Reilly Network Weblog
Dec. 20, 2001

"Xerox's top execs, based in chilly Rochester far away from the bean-bag-chair visionaries at PARC, never showed too much interest in making a killing off the ideas that came out there. They were focused on holding onto patents in their core business, office copier machines -- pretty hot stuff in the 1970s. But so was the telecopier..."

Media Grok: EVineyard's Sour Grapes
The Industry Standard
April 30, 2001

Media Grok on EVineyard.com acquiring Wine.com

Mobile Wallets Cut Back on Key Taps
The Industry Standard
Apr. 27, 2001

Mobile wallets that make it easier to buy from etailers using web phones are starting to appear in Europe and should be coming to the U.S. within a few months.

Live Free and Unwired
The Industry Standard
Apr. 12, 2001

Community-supported wireless networks are springing up all over. And at this early stage, it seems there's enough philanthropy and bandwidth to go around.

Wireless Insecurity
The Industry Standard
Feb. 8, 2001

A security flaw discovered in 802.11b wireless LAN technology raises news questions for engineers and entrepreneurs.

The Whole World in Your Hand
Grok magazine
Nov. 2000 , 2000

A short report on using GSM phones to communicate around the globe.

Building Addiction
The Industry Standard's Wireless News
Oct. 19, 2000

A report on iMode and other diversions designed to make us spend more time with our cell phones.

Surf's Up During Flight Delays
Wired News, Oct. 9, 2000

New wireless services enable flustered travelers to be productive during interminable hours in an airport terminal. United and other airlines can put you online when the skies aren't so friendly.

The Morning After in Germany
The Industry Standard's Wireless News
Aug. 24, 2000

The state of European cellco's, in the wake of the auction for German 3G spectrum.

A Rocket in Redmond's Pocket (PC)
O'Reilly Network Weblog
Aug. 9, 2000

The Churchill Club assembled an impressive panel of wireless industry execs for a Tuesday night panel this week that included the CEOs of Palm and Phone.com, as well as Microsoft's vp for mobile devices and a few others. The elephant in the room seemed to be the momentum behind the new generation of PocketPC devices. Microsoft's Ben Waldman (used to manage MS' Macintosh programs) smugly talked about rich multimedia experiences on the palmtop while Palm CEO Carl Yankowski mumbled about saving battery life for core PIM functionality...

Web Sites May Be Tombstones of Future
Web Geek column, Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Jul. 26, 2000

I found myself in the virtual cemetery of the future last week. It was my first time, but it isn't likely to be the last.

Saving Private Wireless
Media Grok, Industry Standard
July 24, 2000

U.S. senators are wary of the German dreadnought Deutsche Telekom, which they have spotted prowling the U.S. wireless carriers, looking for a good target. The senators have set themselves up as the first line of defense against a foreign invasion...

Privacy's Yin and Yang
Wired News, Jul. 21, 2000

Programmers who author the software to invade -- or protect -- our privacy need to 'think biologically,' according to the first virus writer. Whatever the future is, it won't be what we expect. David Sims reports from the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Monterey.

WAP Takes a Pounding
O'Reilly Network, May 26, 2000

With a name like WAP, they should have expected it: the Wireless Application Protocol has really been taking a pounding lately. The attacks are a sudden twist of fate for the protocol that over the past nine months has been hyped as the foundation of the next phase of wireless communications -- specifically, enabling the wireless web.

Mobility Focus of WWW Confab
Wired News, May 19, 2000

Some new players spark debate, and possibly signal change, at the once mostly academic World Wide Web Conference. Dave Sims sips a Heineken and empties his notebook from the ninth annual conference in Amsterdam.

Lessig's Lesson: Beware AT&T
Wired News, May 18, 2000

The Harvard law professor warns that the telecom giant's ownership of the wiring is the biggest threat to an open Internet. He also takes Europe to task for listening too much to the United States. Dave Sims reports from the World Wide Web conference in Amsterdam.

Wireless Web Fight Gets Catty
Wired News, May 17, 2000

The technologists who govern Web development agree to disagree over using WAP to push data to mobile phones. Testy engineers argue that rulemakers are forgetting about users. Dave Sims reports from the World Web Web meeting in Amsterdam.