Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

On the Internet a Little Virtual Closet-Cleaning Looking at Old Bookmarks Can Turn Up Some Surprises

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

On the Internet a Little Virtual Closet-Cleaning Looking at Old Bookmarks Can Turn Up Some Surprises

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I was a weird kid. I remember more than one closet cleaning-session that ended with the contents of the closet strewn about my bedroom and me in the closet, happily playing with some long-lost toy.

I still have the same problem. I don't spend much time in the closet anymore, but I still find my attention wandering every time I attempt a clean-up. One minute, I'm cleaning off my desk and the next, I'm lost in a back issue of National Geographic. Or I'll be discarding old bookmarks when a long-forgotten site catches my eye. A short excursion onto the Internet ends hours later with the realization that I've ended the cleaning process with more bookmarks than I had when I began.

Oh well, at least this column gives me a chance to share some of my recently rediscovered Web toys: Speaking of closets: Now that Ellen DeGeneres has come out of hers, I'm sure she'll want to check out gaystlouis.com the next time she's in town. The creator of the site alerted me to its presence about a year ago when it was known as St. Louis Q. Back then, I was impressed by its quality and lighthearted approach. Now, it has a new name, a new look and -- soon they hope -- sponsors. Fortunately, it has kept its sense of humor. Rotten apples: I'm trying to keep my sense of humor about Apple Computer, but it's getting tough. After all of the negative coverage I've read lately, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the company has trademarked the phrase "Troubled Computer Maker." I feel better though, now that I rediscovered my bookmark for Mercury Center Eye on Apple. The page features balanced coverage, a discussion forum and an archive of Apple-related articles from the San Jose Mercury News. The News has been on the Web seemingly forever -- which is about how long it had been since my previous visit. Somebody knows how to sell a Mac: Do you have any idea how many Happy Meals you have to consume to collect the whole set of Beanie Babies? …

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