My Articles & Columns

Mark Ratledge

I write a Tech Talk column for the Montana Arts Council's bi-monthly newspaper State of the Arts. My two most recent are April/May/June 2018: Stack Exchange and January/February/March 2018: What is Bitcoin?

Older pieces are November 28th, 2013's Google AfterLife. October 2nd, 2012's Lucky the Wild Filly, and Words on Wordpress, Mobile Compatibility and Basic Utility Plugins.

I once answered questions on Macs and OS X for Montana users: Another Scam from and and What is this Bash Shellshock Bug that is in the News?

From 8/2008 to 5/2011, I wrote two columns on technology for the Missoulian: a weekly in the Sunday business section and a monthly for the Montana InBusinessMonthly supplement. My last two weekly columns posted on this site are Music in the ‘Cloud’ the Next Big Step and Silence Surrounds ‘botnet’ Actions. And my most recent Montana InBusinessMonthly column is HuffPo, AOL Deal Disregards Journalists’ Worth.

I write occasional articles on Native American issues for the Buffalo Post; my last two are February 23rd's 2010 Bear River (Baker – Marias) Massacre Memorial and July 6th, 2009's Nkwusm Works to Preserve Salish Language.