Black Bear Software, LLC


Who better to write about technology than a technologist?  If you're looking for a quick product review, a how-to article, an investigative story or a business analysis, you can find it right here.

James Turner, General Manager of Black Bear Software, is a well-published freelance writer who has placed pieces in such outlets as The Christian Science Monitor, WIRED Magazine and Pen Computing.  James serves as Products Editor for Linux Journal and Senior Contributing Editor for Linux Planet. He is a member of the Internet Press Guild and is available for freelance work at any time.

James is the author or co-author of the following books:

The following articles have been written by James and are available on the web:

September 17th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Are You A Candidate For Software Leasing?

September 10th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Cisco Stays At The Top Of The Heap

September 3rd, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Where’s All Your Stuff?

August 27th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Intruder Alerts

August 27th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Data Centers Face A Brave New World

August 20th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Spies Like Us

August 13th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Can You Hear Me Now?

August 6th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

A Large Dish Of Broadband?

July 16th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Avaya Gives Packets A Voice

June 18th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Pick Your Platform

June 11th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

It Works Better When You Plug It In

June 4th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Who Are You?

May 28th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Help For Your Help Desk

May 21st, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Share & Enjoy

April 30th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Surviving Catastrophes, Large & Small

April 2nd, 2004 - Processor Magazine

s A New Wireless Toothache Emerging?

April 2nd, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Brain Transplant For Your New PC

February 20th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Mix & Match Desktops

February 20th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

64-Bit Comes To The Notebook

January 16th, 2004 - Processor Magazine

Linux Breaks Into Small Business

July 16th, 2003 - Living Section

Southern dogs move north

December 8th, 2002 - Hot Links Column

Mainstream movies over the Internet a slow work in progress

August 2002 - WIRED

Digital Filmmakers

August 20th, 2002 -

Installing and Using the Torque Object Mapper

June 2002 - WIRED Product Review

Music From Above

June 17th, 2002 - Hot Links Column

Why Internet radio may fade

May 20th, 2002 - Hot Links Column

Where to back up your PC data online

May 13th, 2002 - Hot Links Column

Software emerges to block 'popup' ads

May 13th, 2002 - Hot Links Column

Tired of paying late fees? New service offers video rental by mail.

November 2001 - WIRED

The Gist: The Mother Of All Wireless Cards

October 2001 - WIRED

The Gist: Your Wi-fi Firewall

August 2001 - WIRED

Serials 2000

May 2001 - WIRED

The Gist: Top-shelf Net Appliance

March 7th, 2001 - Special Feature

The Wired House

February 12th, 2001 - Hot Links Column

Online grocers try to extend their shelf life

January 28th, 2001 - A Week's Worth

Too many e-mail 'in boxes'? Route all your messages into one.

January 16th, 2001 - Feature

Understanding the basics of the latest digital-audio format

November 20th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Tracking down those long lost friends

November 13th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Buying a great-rate phone card on the Web

October 30th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Shutterbugs on the Web

October 16th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Self-protection central to online-auction dealmaking

September 11th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Priceline: Saving cash can cost you convenience

August 28th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

These cards are pretty good deals

August 7th, 2000 - Special Feature

Rush Job - The rise of e-tailing and a Culture's heightened need for speed are driving a revolution in shipping

July 31st, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Prepare to pay a lot for the tunes you want

July 18th, 2000 - The May Report

James Turner on Internet World 2000

July 3rd, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Earn (very little) money surfing the Web

June 6th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

New digs are just a few clicks away

May 22nd, 2000 - Hot Links Column

A scavenger hunt before summer vacation

March 27th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

'Group buying': bogus bargains?

April 17th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Low-end hardware for Internet surfers

March 27th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

You've got ... cash: moving money by e-mail

March 6th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Hunting for an online bank? Think locally

February 29th, 2000 -Web Developer's Journal

Adding A Dealer Locator To Your Site

February 28th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Web sites that review ... Web sites

February 14th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

When e-mail spam smacks of a scam

January 31, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Sorting out securities online

January 18th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

Letting the Web pay your bills

January 10th, 2000 - Hot Links Column

What the Web Holds for 2000

December 27th, 1999 - Hot Links Column

Mortgage-hunters: Let the Web do your legwork

December 6th, 1999 - Hot Links Column

The Web rises as a tool for charities

November 29th, 1999 - Hot Links Column

Two ways to buy postage online

November 22nd, 1999 - Web Hosting Package

Stake out your own little corner of the Web
Service helps users to sell on the Web
The many ways to get connected

November 15th, 1999 - Hot Links Column

Web toys: Is convenience worth cost?

September 13th, 1999 - Feature Story

Cutting the need for 'stuff'

July 1st, 1999 - Feature Story

The dirt on computer worms

July 29th, 1999 - Feature Story

Logged on all the time has its dangers

June 3rd, 1999 - Feature Story

You're next in line to take off, runway No. 3

April 28th, 1999 - Urban Forestry Package

Luring shady characters to your house
Community volunteers dig in

February 25th, 1999 - Humor / Commentary

Software users of the world, unite!

February 10th, 1999 - Contributing Byline to Front Page Story

Would GOP nominate a woman?

February 2nd, 1999 - Feature Story

Society of Creative Anachronism keeps royalty alive and well

January 28th, 1999 - Book Review

How not to get hopelessly lost in cyberspace

January 7th, 1999 - Feature Story

Dependent on a computer? Check daily routine for Y2K

November 29th, 1998 - Feature Story

Internet's Illusion of Intimacy Leaves a Lot of Red Faces

November 26th, 1998 - Feature Story

As a College Cost, It Computes

November 19th, 1998 - Commentary

Keeping computing's FUD factor at bay

July 20th, 1998 - Intestigative Story

Keep a Skeptical Eye on 'Info' in Infomercials

June 29th, 1998 - DVD Package

DVDs - Now Playing Near You
A New Movie Format, a New Controversy
Just a Flicker of DVD Flicks

June 25th, 1998 - Book Reviews

Listen Up! Aliens Lurking Behind the Cosmic Noise

November 20th, 1997 - Book Reviews

Describing the Future by Re-Creating the Past

October 30th, 1997 - Book Reviews

Futuristic Coming-of-Age Stories

August 26th, 1997 - Investigative Story

How to Counter Flood of Junk E-mail