Charles Brewer, "Plugged In"
1996 archive


As Enquirer Systems Editor, Charles manages the networks of Macintosh, PC and mainframe computers that the newsroom uses to produce the newspaper. He came to Cincinnati in 1994 from Wilmington, Del., where he was also a newspaper Systems Editor. Before working with computers, he spent more than a decade as a newspaper reporter and editor.

"Some people think that writing a computer column is my only job at The Enquirer. Actually, I do it as a kind of hobby, in my spare time. In covering computers, I think of myself as a journalist. My beat is primarily the Internet, because that's the hottest spot in personal computing right now. But covering the Internet is like covering a foreign country -- there's so much to write about and so much to explain, it's daunting."

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December 96

. Gaze deeeeply into monitor for look at '97
   Published December 29, 1996

. Programs can monitor kids' browsing
   Published December 22, 1996

. Want the best CD-ROMs? Check ratings
   Published December 15, 1996

. Finally, a game that`s really like Myst
   Published December 8, 1996

. Finally, a game that`s really like Myst
   Published December 8, 1996

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November 96

. Internet's a mother lode of job leads
   Published November 17, 1996

. What you really need to surf Net
   Published November 10, 1996

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October 96

. Most papers tiptoeing onto Internet
   Published October 27, 1996

. Apple to shine at convention at Forest Fair
   Published October 20, 1996

. Keep money offline when cybergambling
   Published October 13, 1996

. These games Humongous fun for kids
   Published October 6, 1996

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September 96

. Don't type URLs into search engines
   Published Sept. 22, 1996

. Local survey asks who's on the Net
   Published Sept. 15, 1996

. Crossword fans get clued into Internet
   Published Sept. 8, 1996

. CNET ranks nation's top Net providers
   Published Sept. 1, 1996

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August 96

. Microsoft launches salvo in browser war
   Published August 25, 1996

. Net gives kids lesson in reading
   Published August 18, 1996

. Pong bounces back into popularity
   Published August 4, 1996

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July 96

. Free stuff on Internet falls far short
   Published July 28, 1996

. ET phone home? Check out the Web
   Published July 14, 1996

. Web helps clear Win95 fogginess
   Published July 7, 1996

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June 96

. Volunteers upgrade PCs for charity
   Published June 30, 1996

. The Internet: Superhighway or dirt road?
   Published June 16, 1996

. Apple's mission: Identify, repair faulty Macs
   Published June 9, 1996

. Olympic torch to run on Internet
   Published June 2, 1996

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May 96

. Try finding yourself via Internet
   Published May 26, 1996

. Publishing is easy; creating quality isn't
   Published May 19, 1996

. No hard sell! Buy a vehicle via the Web
   Published May 12, 1996

. Net provides fertile fields for gardeners
   Published May 5, 1996

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April 96

. House hunters now can surf for listings
   Published April 21, 1996

. It's time for a tune-up and housecleaning
   Published April 7, 1996

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March 96

. 2000 could throw PCs off-schedule
   Published March 31, 1996

. Byczkowski still reveling in cyberspace
   Published March 24, 1996

. No need to get lost in Web addresses
   Published March 17, 1996

. Old 'make money' scams go on-line
   Published March 3, 1996

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February 96

. 'Day in the life' concept goes on-line
   Published Feb. 25, 1996

. Apple Computer: Saved by the Net?
   Published Feb. 18, 1996

. Shareware programs available on-line
   Published Feb. 11, 1996

. Strong medicine for computer viruses
   Published Feb. 4, 1996

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January 96

. A Common-sense approach to viruses
   Published Jan. 28, 1996

. Knowledge antidote for virus anxiety
   Published Jan. 21, 1996

. Help lines are windows of opportunity
   Published Jan. 7, 1996

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