INTERACTIVE;ROADKILL: BITS & BYTES;IT'S NOT QUITE MARTHA STEWART;A LITTLE DENOUNCING GOES A LONG WAY

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Looking for inexpensive, last-minute Christmas gifts? Well, one Internet user solved two problems in one: what to give her friends and family, and what to do with all her extra AOL disks.

America Online has long been a shining example of the spirit of giving. They give and give their installation disks to us in everything from magazines to airline snacks. This site (http://www.

neosoft.com/nikki) gives several ideas of how to make everything from ornaments to a clock using AOL disks. So grab those disks and break out the glue gun. 'Tis the season!

Tired of being bombarded by lame press releases that say nothing, we were excited to find a new site called Denounce (http://www.denounce.com) that pokes fun at computer and Internet companies' marketing communications. Industry parodies feature ridiculous stories like America Online establishing an "Exodus Center" or Netscape selling "crash ad banners." We hope the site can sustain itself with advertiser support, perhaps the marketers will even join in on the fun and create phony ads.

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