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 Mitch Wagner

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California Bureau Chief, Light Reading
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Mitch Wagner is California bureau chief for Light Reading.

Articles by Mitch Wagner
posted in December 2005

Is Google Investing In An Obsolete Business?

12/21/2005
I startled myself the other day when I realized I didn't know whether my laptop computer has a modem. I had to think about it a couple of minutes. It's been that long since I've used a dial-up connection. Not long ago, having a laptop computer without a modem was like having one without a display or keyboard--completely useless. But these days, everywhere I go, I can count on a high-speed Internet connection, and in many places I can get a Wi-Fi connection. That's been true for quite some time

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Why Don't More People Use RSS Feeds?

12/16/2005
I'm flummoxed why more people aren't using RSS feeds as their primary means of accessing frequently-visited Web sites. It's so much faster and easier for me to check my RSS reader than it is for me to visit a sequence of bookmarks to see if there's anything that's new on my regular sites. Why doesn't everyone feel that way? The vast majority of Internet users don't use RSS feeds. Only 6% of Internet users consume RSS

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