In Brief: Jan. 8, 2001

I.M. HAPPY One sure sign that you have an instant-messaging problem is that you've gone online to buy AOL's new Mobile Communicator ($329.95, plus $19.95 a month). That's quite a lot of money to plunk down just to be able to catch your e-mail and eye your buddy list anywhere. O.K., O.K., we admit it: this device is so easy to use (and painfully addictive) that we might need to seek help soon.

PORN FREE A word of caution to rocket scientists who still think it's cool to e-mail nudie pics to the guys at work: watch out for PORNSweeper. This...

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