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Electronic frontier: bugging out: Y2K fallout or business as usual?

Pondering the end of the world before it happens.

Log on Education: K-12 and the Internet

The Internet as a learning tool has its highs and lows, its positive and negative aspects. But wherever you stand on the bumpy ride, the Net uniquely supports learning.

On Site: Creating Lifelike Characters in Pixar Movies

Lifelike means convincing the audience an animated character has intelligence, personality, and emotion while inhabiting a physical world.

From the President: Building Big Brother

"It seemed to him that he knew exactly what it felt like to sit in a room like this, in an armchair beside an open fire with your feet in the fender and a kettle on the hob, utterly alone, utterly secure, with nobody watching …

The Implications of Online Investing

Millions more individual investors, lower commissions, Web-based interfaces, new e-brokerages and e-trading systems. ... Along with an unobservable market structure and hidden transaction costs.

Engaging Girls with Computers Through Software Games

The market is ripe, the time is now, for tapping into the potential gold mine that surrounds computer games for girls.

Radio's Lessons For the Internet

Will the government's inevitable regulation reflect the Net's historic egalitarian, democratic, all-welcoming view of information?

Reexamining Organizational Memory

Reconceptualizing how an interpersonal memory—particularly one including people and technology—may be defined.

Diary as Dialogue in Papermill Process Control

Information Systems Frontiers

Case Deployment in IS Organizations

Assessing the impact of software engineering development tools with an innovative set of measures for implementation.

Academic Directions of Multimedia Education

Ask for a definition of "multimedia," and you'll likely never hear the same description twice. So, how do we go about teaching it?

Inside Risks: Risks of PKI: Secure Email