Charles Brewer, "Plugged In"

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 97

. It's time for my 1998 techno-cast
   Published Dec. 28, 1997

. Net beats grandma's kitchen
   Published Dec. 21, 1997

. Kids love software gift
   Published Dec. 14, 1997

. Read this, or you might get whacked
   Published Dec. 7, 1997

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November 97

. Be cautious shopping on the Web
   Published Nov. 30, 1997

. Web links idle PCs to crack computer code
   Published Nov. 23, 1997

. Web traffic booming; so is Apple Store
   Published Nov. 16, 1997

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October 97

. Ghostly happenings on the Web
   Published Oct. 26, 1997

. Net holds space-age superstition
   Published Oct. 19, 1997

. 'Cookies' not distributed by Big Brother
   Published Oct. 12, 1997

. A look back at some lucky prognostication
   Published Oct. 5, 1997

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September 97

. Web holds useful data for repairers
   Published Sept. 28, 1997

. Free e-mail easy to find
   Published Sept. 14, 1997

. Net reflects world's grief for princess
   Published Sept. 7, 1997

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August 97

. Internet is stuff legends are made on
   Published August 17, 1997

. Apple's new board full of no-nonsense
   Published August 10, 1997

. Death runs rampant on Web
   Published August 3, 1997

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July 97

. Commercial Web sites worth a visit
   Published July 27, 1997

. Apple its own worst enemy
   Published July 20, 1997

. Web lets you join NASA's trip to Mars
   Published July 13, 1997

June 97

. Web can keep kids occupied on rainy days
   Published June 22, 1997

. Summer retreat can now include Web pulp fiction
   Published June 15, 1997

. Buying used doesn't mean buying junk
   Published June 1, 1997

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May 97

. Investors getting bullish on the Web
   Published May 18, 1997

. Web provides fertile field for bargains
   Published May 4, 1997

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April 97

. Viruses hardly as epidemic as some believe
   Published April 20, 1997

. Seeking a new surfboard? Wait a wave
   Published April 6, 1997

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March 97

. Plan a tour of kids' sites on the Internet
   Published March 23, 1997

. Originality, cleverness put sites at the top
   Published March 9, 1997

. These Web sites struck us as real winners
   Published March 2, 1997

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February 97

. Go to sleep and put a Bot to work for you
   Published February 23, 1997

. Catch your true love in the Web
   Published February 9, 1997

. Web's rings can minimize runaround
   Published February 2, 1997

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January 97

. Is your Web site one of top 10 in Tristate?
   Published January 26, 1997

. Mac kept Microsoft on its toes
   Published January 19, 1997

. Symptoms don't add up to addiction
   Published January 12, 1997

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