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The Desktop Critic

The Desktop Critic, that's the name of the back-page column in Macworld Magazine. My goal: 800 words a month of always funny, sometimes thought-provoking commentary on the Macintosh, Apple, Microsoft, and other freaks of nature. My home from 1991 until 2001, when I moved to the New York Times.

Winner of Computer Press Association "Best Column" awards in 1997 and 2000.

4/01
The Desktop Critic's Secret Diary
David Pogue Departs, but His Column Ideas Live On
3/01
Darkness in the Amazon Jungle
Amazon.com Keeps Fiddling with the Formula
2/01
Unexpected Lesson in Europe
Why Electronics Makers Cripple Their Wares Intentionally
1/01
Welcome to Car OS X Public Beta
Pay to Try an Unfinished Product? Just Wait Till Other Industries Catch On
12/00
Take My Privacy... Please
Could Somebody Remind Me Why We're Panicking?
11/00
In Praise of Corporate Tyranny
It Takes a Force of Nature to Move Mountains
10/00
Dear Rammy
Macworld's First Advice Column Debuts
9/00
Calling It Splits
Judge Jackson: 'Microsoft was only the beginning'
8/00
The Dawn of a New Error
What Do Apple's Error Messages Have Against Pronouns, Anyway?
7/00
Real Estate Breakers
When It Comes to Clever Pixel Conservation, Guess Who's Doing It Right?
6/00
The Night Before X-Ness
On the Eve of Mac OS X's Release, Just How Much Panic Is Justified?
5/00
Secrets of the Software License Agreement
Have You Ever Actually Read One of These Things? I Didn't Think So.
4/00
Reality Check 2000
Reports of Apple's Death, It Turns Out, Were Greatly Exaggerated
3/00
Why Stainless-Steel Software Stinks
Think Better, Not Just Different: Apple's New Software Look
2/00
www.BogusMacRumors.com
In The Era of the Leakproof Apple, It's Entertainment 10, Accuracy 2
1/00
Thinking More about Different
If Apple Can Reinvent Computers, Think What It Could Do for Diapers
12/99
Silicom As a Second Language
When Plain English Isn't Wordy Enough, Incentivize Your Form Factor
11/99
The Repeal of Moore's Law
The Chips Are Fast Enough. When Will The Rest Of The Mac Catch Up?
10/99
Steven Saves the Mac
Inspired by Ernest Lawrence Thayer's "Casey at the Bat"
9/99
Stealing for a Better Tomorrow
What the Mac OS and Windows can Learn from Each Other
8/99
When the Grass Roots Die
What's Happening to the Mac User Groups?
7/99
The Dark Side of the Dark Side
Is Microsoft Satan? You Decide
6/99
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
Anything--Especially If You Make 'Em Up
5/99
Attack of the Living E-Mail
In the Battle of Man versus In-Box, Software Wins
4/99
Differently Cabled
A Calbe Modem Isn't Just an Expensive Gadget--Really, It's Not
3/99
CompUSA: Apple's Not-So-Superstore
If This Is The Best National Mac Chain, I'd Hate To See The Worst
2/99
The Simplicity Backlash
The iMac and PalmPilot show Microsoft the way
1/99
First the Battles, Then the War
If the Mac is Dead, We Never Got the Memo

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