Bill Barnes

Bill Barnes, Slate's founding program manager, draws and co-writes the daily comic strip Overdue.

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Aug. 14 2002 5:20 PMDrop That LaptopWhy gearheads aren't buying the latest gadgets.
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July 2 2002 4:12 PMAmerica SecondWhy Toshiba won't sell you the coolest laptop around.
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March 12 2002 7:46 PME-Mail ImpersonatorsHow to identify "spoofed" e-mail.
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Nov. 8 2001 3:30 PMThe National ID CardIf they build it, will it work?
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Aug. 23 2000 3:00 AMThe XML-Men Saving the world from evil mutant data! 
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Feb. 11 2000 3:30 AMCaveat MercatorDon't spend a lot of time worrying about online credit card fraud. Unless you're a merchant.
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Sept. 12 1997 3:30 AMHear MeRating the new voice-recognition software.
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Feb. 28 1997 3:30 AMNothing but NetPreserving the Internet, 1 terabyte at a time.
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July 26 2002 11:14 AMTangling the WebHow Web services are changing the Internet.
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May 29 2002 4:32 PMOur Post-Napster FutureWhich music-sharing service is right for you?
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Jan. 17 2002 12:38 PMWhy DSL Still SucksPractical explanations and compelling conspiracy theories.
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Oct. 25 2001 3:47 PMInvisible ComputingHow to keep your private business private on the Internet.
Shopping
June 16 2000 3:00 AMThe Last Computer Buyers' GuideYou'll never have to ask for advice again.
Articles
Oct. 18 1997 3:30 AMAlas, BabylonHow I'll know when to sell my Microsoft stock.
Books
March 19 1997 3:30 AMValley BoysA computer industry roman à clef.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Irritating Confidante

John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.

My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee

Medical Examiner

Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?

Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?

Technology

Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

The World’s Human Rights Violators Are Signatories on the World’s Human Rights Treaties

How Punctual Are Germans?

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AM We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Working
Oct. 22 2014 6:00 AM Why It’s OK to Ask People What They Do David Plotz talks to two junior staffers about the lessons of Working.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 11:44 PM Driving in Circles The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.