Code name: Hype

Katharine Mieszkowski reports on the mystery invention that baffled technologists and publishers alike.

Published January 22, 2001 9:00AM (EST)

Each week, Salon Technology's writers discuss the latest news in high tech. This week Katharine Mieszkowski reports on "Ginger," the code name for a secret invention that had a lot of people fooled.

Technology reporters from Salon appear weekly on "Beyond Computers," a Public Radio International show that airs on more than 200 stations around the country. The show explores the pervasive influence of technology on humanity -- from family, beauty and art to law, politics and the environment. On the show, our writers give their opinionated takes on the biggest technology stories of the week.

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