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RoomHop: The Land Before WiFi

Sparsely decorated and warmly lit with incandescent bulbs he installed himself, JG’s Woodbridge room is nice enough to look at. But it’s not what’s in the room that caught Bwog’s attention; it’s what’s notably absent—namely, the Internet. Unlike the rest of Columbia’s Gmail-addicted, Twitter-happy student population, JG, CC ’14, prefers to minimize his use of […]

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ESC: Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Sean Zimmermann reports from last night’s ESC Meeting. As it stands, Barnard will be “kicked out of LionShare” after June. Barnard will set up its own system. Student Service Representative Lisa Mack reports Housing may get rid of the ROLM phone system and reallocate the money for “more pressing needs” since “everyone uses their cell […]

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You and the Little Mermaid can go…

Bwog was particularly delighted by today’s re-run of “This American Life” on NPR. A feature on personal recordings, it showcases the famous “Little Mermaid”  ROLM message which swept Columbia in the early 1990s (documented in the Blue and White’s own “The Decline and Fall of ROLM”)  – a message which featured a mother suggesting her […]

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ROLM Jazz

So ROLM phones are a relic of early nineties communication technology. But Bwog may have found an incentive to quell that blinking light. At 1:10 this morning, the Center for Jazz Studies spammed your ROLM phone-mail system with some psychedelic jazz and a smooth-talking announcer who posited some hypotheticals for us all to consider in […]

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Columbia named after Colon, Barnard named after Man, Spec Runs Article About Facebook, Article Not About Facebook, Bwog Muses: Is there a chance that women are actually smarter? And  Environmentalist Faces Challenges

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