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Cyber Cafés of 1996

January 5, 2017

At the end of the last century, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and nobody owned a laptop or cellphone, early humans paid money to rent desktop computers and drink Jolt Cola in public accommodations known as cyber cafés. Let us return to those thrilling days of yesteryear (via Mental Floss) to visit the best cyber cafés of 1996:


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Image (“Au Cyber Café, after Jean Béraud”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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Total Information War

May 12, 2011

Total Information War

The U.S. military is determined to prevail on the cyber-psycho-cultural field of battle, winning hearts, minds, and Facebook friends with global information operations. In accordance with Pentagon planning document Joint Vision 2020 (Department of Defense, Joint Vision 2020 [aka DOD JV 2020], 2000), the U.S. military will not rest until it achieves information domain dominance with tactical tweets and barrages of blog posts. The Web has been weaponized, and social media militarized. Sign up now for a career in Information Operations (IO).


Let The Cyber Games Begin!

September 14, 2007

Kill or be killed in the virtual world of terror

Forget those big-league millionaire gladiators on ESPN. One home team is headed for the championships.

Five local gamers will compete at the Cyber Games Finals in Orlando this weekend for a shot at the big bucks: $15,000. Well, okay, the money stinks, but the winners have a chance to represent the US of A in the World Cyber Games. What are you doing this weekend, pal? 

Team X3O is named after a Rockville gaming lounge where the team practices. Members are from Gaithersburg, Fairfax and southeastern Pennsylvania. May the best mouse-maulers win.