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2002

  • The rise of the intelligent enterprise
    Mother Nature knows best -- How engineered organizations of the future will resemble natural-born systems.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Stamp out technology virginity
    Technology virginity and technology virgins are everywhere -- and more influential than you might like. Time to go on the offensive.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The privacy paradox
    A national biometric database in place of our current flawed identification systems could prevent the loss of liberty and autonomy.
  • 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.