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Innovators

2002

  • Teaching the history of computer science
    Students who are truly interested in computer science would enjoy learning about those programmers who went before them, and how they overcame their difficulties.
  • The rise of the intelligent enterprise
    Mother Nature knows best -- How engineered organizations of the future will resemble natural-born systems.
  • Robert Aiken on the future of learning
    In the hands of skilled teachers, technology will provide students with the best possible education -- both face-to-face and distant, collaborative and individualized, and entertaining and instructional.
  • Inside PARC
    Johan de Kleer talks about knowledge tracking, smart matter and other new developments in AI.
  • Digital promises
    The prospect of living our lives online may not be so attractive after all
  • Channeling innovation
    Despite its importance to business, innovation can be a confusing distraction. An effective process for managing innovation allows organizations to respond to markets while remaining focused on business objectives.
  • The future of internet security
    Should common security technologies be blended with biometrics for accuracy and reliability?
  • Beyond numbers
    Martha Amram on the current economics of technology investment.
  • The somatic engineer
    Engineers trained in value skills will be superior professionals and designers.
  • Stamp out technology virginity
    Technology virginity and technology virgins are everywhere -- and more influential than you might like. Time to go on the offensive.
  • The new computing
    Ben Shneiderman on how designers can help people succeed.
  • Nowhere to hide
    Companies will need to make themselves components of their customers' lives rather than trying to make customers a component of their organizations. To do this, they need to stop kidding themselves when it comes to electronic integration.
  • Intel's inside track
    Annabelle Gawer on the surprising sources of leadership in interdependent environments.
  • Mastering leadership
    Richard Strozzi-Heckler on moving to the next level.
  • Sold!
    Ajit Kambil on the inevitable, strategic use of electronic markets and auctions.
  • Quantum leaps in computing
    John P. Hayes on the next killer app, entangled states, and the end of Moore's Law.
  • The privacy paradox
    A national biometric database in place of our current flawed identification systems could prevent the loss of liberty and autonomy.
  • A conversation with Ruby Lee
    Innovative computer scientist Ruby Lee talks about secure information processing, efficient permutations, fair use in the digital age, and more.
  • Computer science meets economics
    Yale's Joan Feigenbaum talks about the possibilities for interdisciplinary research, the new field of algorithmic mechanism design, and her radical views on security.
  • Talking with Erol Gelenbe
    An international perspective on ubiquitous computing and university education.
  • Bringing resources to innovation
    A ten-year study follows the venture capital business from relative obscurity to boom to retrenchment
  • Freedom to think and speak
    Under Microsoft's Digital Rights Management operating system, the ability to use information freely will be policed at the most intricate level.