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I keep writings on various topics not covered in other sections of my web site here. Some are my own, some are others' posted by permission.

April 28, 2005 Notes on a Visual Shorthand for Conceptual Graphs
April 21, 2004 The "Director's Cut" of an interview I did for the Retrogaming Times webzine.
May 25, 2001 My Conversation with Dilbert creator Scott Adams on E-Publishing
May 25, 2001 Shareware author Steve Pavlina responds to my conversation with Scott Adams
May 25, 2001 Scott McCloud, author of the bestselling comic books about comic books Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics, has much to say that applies to the above conversation in installment six of his online comic I Can't Stop Thinking! (off site.)
July 9, 2001 Back in February EFF co-founder John Gilmore wrote an excellent essay on What's Wrong With Copy Protection (off site.)
June 25, 2001 Humor: New Age Blues, by Stephen Poplin. I have reason to believe this has not been plastered everywhere on the Net... yet.
ca. 1995 To paraphrase Andy Warhol, "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen kilobytes." Part of my personal cyber-fame came in the mid 90's when I got my Apple Newton, and while playing with its handwriting recognition features, perversely decided to write out the entire poem "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll. This famous nonsense poem contains many fun words that Carroll created out of thin air, but which the Newton's designers didn't see fit to include in its dictionary of common English business words. The result of my transcription was "Tablespoons", and turned out to be funny enough for me to post on the Usenet discussion groups. Wired Magazine picked it up and published it in their issue 2.03 Surf Watch column. Last time I checked, it has also been archived on over 30 other sites. For a complete list, just do a web search for the phrase "teas willis", which are the first two words in my version.