Congratulations on the continuing high level of reporting.
Of all the sources online, yours is the one I most readily
Your site is one of the few true pleasures on the Web,
as well as one of the most valuable sources of information I
have found. Thank you for all your hard work, prompt &
friendly responses to mail, and unending supply of
Your work is so cool. You are like a real live internet warrior.
Thanks for all the service and awareness-raising you provide
Robert Schroeder <ministeroslack at geocities dot com>:
Thanks for continuing to be an interesting source of in-depth analysis --
always good reading.
Peter Kaiser <kaiser at acm dot org>:
Thanks for TBTF. I use it.
Jason Kottke <jason at kottke dot org>:
TBTF is required reading for anyone in the Web biz.
Michelle M. Manning <triple-m at ix dot netcom dot com>:
Even when I don't have time to read
other newsletters, I always read yours!
Joe Walker, aka Joe Fish <donime at iname dot com>:
TBTF is required reading for anyone with a clue.
Dan Thompson <dan at fc dot net>:
As always, thankyouthankyouthankyou for providing the best
signal-noise filter on the Internet.
Chris Duncombe Rae <duncombe at sfri dot wcape dot gov dot za>:
TBTF is the best all-round, general online technical
newsfeed for me, without which I could not do. Thank you.
Lorrie Crawford <lorrie dot crawford at ingrammicro dot com>:
I hope you've been getting the incense that I light at the Tasty
Bits altar every morning. Thanks for the exceptional writing, the
exceptional information, and the warm and friendly welcome that's
always present in Tasty Bits.
Eddie R. Hartman <eddier at primenet dot com>:
Just wanted to let you know that you are my hero.
In a world of glut, TBTF provides true content that
manages to be entertaining and edifying at the
same time -- and the latest issue is a gem. When anyone
needs a list of must-see sites to visit, you can be sure
that I put TBTF at the top.
Simon Clement <sclement at nmol dot com>:
I always look forward to receiving it and generally read your
concise and insightful coverage completely as soon as it hits
my mailbox. I count on TBTF to keep me up to date on security
issues and the latest scuttlebutt.
Angus Scott-Fleming <angussf at geoapps dot com>:
Thanks for a great newsletter. One of the "keepers" in my
Andrew J. Cohen <Andrew dot ZZ_Cohen at wdr dot com>:
I must take this opportunity to thank you for your outstanding
service. The hardest thing to do on the Internet is seperate the noise
from the signal. TBTF is virtually all signal. I have been made
aware of activities, events, thinking, resources which I might never
have found otherwise and now use daily, or at least weekly.
Marcia Blake <blakecomm at earthlink dot net>:
Spotted a typo and was struck by it only because I often think you may
have the longest sustained record of prose excellence I've ever
on the Web or on crushed trees. I continue to appreciate your
intelligence, clarity, and depth and breadth of scope. If you make
another typo next year, I'll be sure to point that one out, too.
Julian Harris <jharris at clear dot co dot nz>:
Just thought I'd drop you a line to say that TBTF is just awesome,
it's a top priority read. Also, having attempted to do something
similar myself I can appreciate how much effort it takes to do it! So,
Scott Ferguson <jscottferguson at csi dot com>:
Your summaries are always cogent and a welcome break to my day.
Thanks for the great work you do vacuuming the Web for interesting
harbingers of the Net society.
Godfrey Nolan <godfrey at riis dot com>:
Just like to say thanks, there are so few ezines worth reading and
yours is one of the very best. I know what it's like having tried
and failed to set up my own ezine this year.
Marcia Blake <blakecomm at earthlink dot net>:
When clients, associates, and friends want sources for technology news,
TBTF is #1 on the list I provide. The e-newsletter's format is clean and
highly functional; the style is crisp and clear; and best of all, the
content is keenly intelligent, substantive, and uncommonly wide-ranging
-- a full meal every time. The TBTF Web site backs up the news with
don't-miss features in a format that's zesty, fast-loading, and as
highly functional as the e-newsletter's. A long-time reader of Keith
Dawson's fine work, I know that if I could only subscribe to one
technology newsletter, it would be TBTF.
As always, I appreciate your cogent summaries of current technology
happenings. TBTF is probably my favorite source of news on the net.
Love your ezine -- cybergossip for the brain.
Ian Beaver (New Zealand):
[The 1998-10-27 issue of] TBTF was the best I have ever read. Great
interesting articles... One gets a bit tired of Microsoft lawsuit
this-and-that (but that's important too). Well done.
Peter Bishop (England):
Thanks again for a great mailing list too. Just right. I
tried all your references to the other lists you use for some of
your source material, but you really do choose the good bits.
Steven Parrish <sparrish at Aholdusa dot com>
[Referring to mice in a laboratory experiment, I think, Mr. Parrish
writes:] You've kept me pressing the TBTF pedal for over a year now.
Dick Vacca <rvacca at itis dot com>:
The reason why I like TBTF is because you identify sources and
citations -- an anti-Drudge. Also, it's in English and not in geek.
You put together a damn fine news weekly.
I wish the document technology end of the world had something as good.
Cliff High <chigh at vallier dot com>:
Loved the latest issue as always, consistently the best of my
hundreds of email delivered newsletters.
David Jackson <david at israelseed dot com>:
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your newsletter. It's
informative, well written, and well sourced. I'm not a real
techie, so the fact that you describe developments in technologies
in an intelligable way is tremendously helpful.
so far as to say that I get more enjoyment out of TBTF than I do
reading Wired. Thanks for the fine, informative reading.
mark thompson <thompson at squirrel dot tgsoft dot com>:
Consider this fan mail. TBTF is far and away
the list mail that I most look
forward to receiving.
TBTF for 1998-02-16 scored especially high in content.
Please, keep up the great work.
Richard Probst <rprobst at calicotech dot com>:
Yours is the only newsletter I never skip.
N V Fitton <nv.fitton at pobox dot com>:
Just want to tell you how much I enjoy TBTF -- always interesting,
often useful -- and I appreciate your stylish writing and
careful editing, too.
Mark Caon <Caon.Mark.ML at bhp dot com dot au>:
The articles have been amusing and up to date, usually a week to
a month ahead of the Australian computing press.
It's always good to read articles that prick the hype balloon
that technology writing feeds off of these days.
Peter Cassidy <pcassidy at triarche dot com>:
Thanks, this is a neat resource. I can cut myself off of about
12 mailing lists now! Thank goodness.
[ Cassidy is Director of Research for the
TriArche Research Group.]
Brendan Kehoe <brendan at zen dot org>:
Just wanted to toss a compliment your way -- your TBTF list is
consistently well thought-out, creatively put together,
and always a delightful read.
I just wanted to thank you again for TBTF. Just read the 1998-01-12 issue
and continue to be amazed at how you stay on top of so many things
and manage to write insightful & useful articles about them
week after week.
StarPower, an affiliate of RCN:
This is another site popular with industry insiders. ...[Dawson]
provides an invaluable service by culling the most
important news ... [and] writing about it in plain English. And
it's all free and uncluttered by advertising.
Yahoo Surfers' Picks, Havi:
Tasty Bits from the Technology Front -- from
lizard lips to
layers of ash,
Keith Dawson's Internet and high tech coverage is totally tasty.
Forbes Magazine, in naming TBTF to the 2000
Best of the Web:
This site culls ten [sic] weekly stories from reader e-mails,
Internet news, and a stable of contributors. Coverage spans topics
from quantum computing to Microsoft's lesser-known court cases. The
Web links are purposeful and there are no ads to distract. This site
will make you sound smart to your boss.
Software Quality and Testing Magazine, in a
of recommended Web resources:
Summaries of developments that affect computers, communications, and
e-commerce. Many good links. Slight rabble-rousing flavor [sic -- ed.].
If you read one mailing list, read this one!
Rob Malda (Cmdr.Taco), in a
The best nerd news besides Slashdot out there :)
KMWorld, in a five-star
TBTF is a thoughtful, hard-hitting newsletter that offers relevant
news and analysis and exposes uprising trends. It will be one of the
best E-mails you get, every week. Sign up now.
PC World's 4th
Annual Best Free Stuff Online:
If you're looking to keep current on technology news, check out the
aptly titled Tasty Bits from the Technology Front. This weekly
newsletter... gathers notable news from around the computer
industry, with an eye toward e-commerce and Internet issues. TBTF
does a great job of getting to the meat of the vast amount of
technology news generated each week, and the tone is just right.
Tipworld's E-Mail Mailing List Review
The newsletter does a great job of getting to the meat of the vast
amount of technology news generated each week, and the tone is just
- 1998-12-19 --
Mark Whitaker, on his
Wonderful World of Mark 98
Keith Dawson's network of informants ensure that he can report all
those Tasty Bits from the Technology Front a week before the tech
- 1998-09-30 --
The Bangkok Post, in a
naming TBTF Internet Site of the Week:
[TBTF] keeps its eye firmly on the horizon and reports on
significant developments relating to technology, be it around
networking, communications, Internet, hardware, or software...
One excellent virtue of this site is that it lists all the sources
of news items its compliers [sic] scan...
- 1998-08-21 --
Robin Miller, in a
I rate Tasty Bits high on my list of tech-interest news sites... It
meets my "uniqueness" test well, in that it has a specific voice and
slant that no other site has, and meets my "content quality" test
equally well; Keith Dawson not only has a fine industry background,
but is also a gifted and insightful writer.
Geek Nation, "The voice of technology," on their
There's stuff here that doesn't get reported anywhere else.
Always a good read.
Eric A. Hall, writing in his newsletter
TBTF is actually a news service, but it also includes
really good analysis and opinions, making it more of an op-ed
than a news sheet. Great stuff.
John Murrell, Mercury Center Senior Online Editor,
in a Silicon Valley Life
Keith Dawson has been producing Tasty Bits from the Technology
Front since 1995, so maybe it's already on
your bookmark list, but it took faithful contributor Louise Lien
to tip me to it, for which I'm grateful. Keith does a good job at
a tricky task -- distilling the important Net-related developments
of the week into something both informative and entertaining.
Nathan Cochrane, in a capsule
for The Age newspaper:
Since July 1995, Keith Dawson's TBTF has been pushing e-mail updates
on Internet-related issues to
the wired generation. TBTF has developed a loyal following of
techies, futurists, writers and cyber observers, which has seen its
list swell and spawn a Web site.
[And in private correspondence:]
TBTF is one of the best resources I have found on
the Net in eight years. Keep up the great work.
[In naming TBTF a whatis.com
Latest discovery site, Lowell Thing writes:]
[TBTF]... distills the latest information technology news
in a refreshing way.... informative, fun to read, and full
of referential links.
[In an opinion column
by Eric Stephan in the San Francisco
TBTF mailing list: "Tasty Bits from the
Technology Front" is a brilliant handful of tech stories
delivered to your E-mail address... The stories are burning hot,
critical, and most importantly, thoroughly annotated into a list
of URLs at the bottom of each piece. An indispensable trove of
absolutely current scandals.
[In a review of "the best mailing lists available online,"
PC World's Tracy Swedlow says of TBTF:]
This mailing list provides insightful commentary
about technologies and events surrounding the emergence of
Another good news roundup with a bit more detail is TBTF...
Keith Dawson writes some fine analysis of
news developments about computers and communications technology that will
affect electronic commerce. The essays are short, with hot links to sources and
related sites. This guy deserves a medal.
Affordable Web Space Design:
Arguably the best online resource for
up-to-the-minute news about the Web, Internet
security, and a multitude of related matters.
News to Chew On --
Tasty Bits from the Technology Front, Keith Dawson's weekly online newsletter,
updates significant changes in internet use, culture, and policy with emphasis
on developments that affect Web commerce. Recent issues covered topics as
far-ranging as the fallout after a hackers' journal published techniques used
to intentionally overload TCP/IP servers, the impact of "vanity" e-mail address
aliases which emulate prestigious academic domain names, and Japan's
move toward a standard for e-cash. With many links to further useful details,
this is a nice page to return to periodically to keep abreast of the state of
...a news summary service for professionals working in the Internet
security industry [sic], brings you the latest findings related to
the Web, secure transactions and e-cash, commercial services,
privacy and censorship, and more.
Keith Dawson's healthy collection of Web communications and articles are
worthwhile food for thought. Internet related topics include viruses,
application reviews/rumors, privacy, etc.
- Internet Press:
Terrible name, but TBTF is a solid weekly pub with an emphasis on
commerce on the net.
- Prasanto K. Roy, editor,
We've been following your TBTF mailing list with a good deal of
interest. It's very useful indeed, and very peppy and readable.
...we'd like to carry excerpts in our magazine.
- Adam Gaffin, online editor,
I was looking for links related to... a story we're running... and ran
across TBTF. It's great! Would it be possible for us to re-post
it on our Web site?