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Issue 1 • Date Jan. 1999

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  • Neural Interfaces Link the Mind and the Machine [Industry Trends]

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 16 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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  • Employment in 1999: Opportunities Amid Challenges

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 19 - 22
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  • The Future of Computer Assurance [Technical Activities Forum]

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 76 - 77
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  • Outlook for CS Activities and Opportunities [Computer Society Connection]

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 78 - 83
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  • Selected challenges in computer networking

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 40 - 42
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    The convergence of computing and networking is nowhere more evident than in the phenomenal growth of the World Wide Web. In another sense, though, computer networking is being pulled in two opposite directions. On the one hand, the Web's popularity and growth has been fueled largely by desktop applications consuming bandwidth-intensive images and video. On the other hand, thin-client computers are becoming more commonly used as edge-of-network devices, often connected by wireless technology. There is also an increasing mismatch between fiber-optic transmission bandwidths and computer speeds, pushing computing further away from the network core. Are there ways to close, or at least manage, this growing schism-whether through novel hardware solutions or the programmability of network infrastructures? Can we better integrate these edge-of-network devices and make them full-fledged network participants? The paper discusses programmable network challenges View full abstract»

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  • The reading appliance revolution

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 65 - 73
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    In the 1970s, Alan Kay and his colleagues at Xerox PARC envisioned a dynamic, interactive electronic book. Now, nearly 30 years later, that vision has become a reality. A new kind of personal information appliance-the reading appliance-is emerging as a tool for serious readers. But is the world ready for reading appliances? The authors believe that these appliances are indeed viable. Advances in mobile hardware have made it possible to build the necessary hardware. Additionally, the Web has created a market for online reading by introducing millions of people to it, and books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, and other printed matter can be produced and read at very low cost. Network based digital libraries increase the availability of information, but people still tend to print the documents to work with them. Electronic book and document readers will neither replace paper nor will they replace desktop computers. Instead, they will occupy their own unique and valuable role in our lives, bringing the paper and computer worlds closer together View full abstract»

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  • Wearable devices: new ways to manage information

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 57 - 64
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    Although the Information Age has many upsides, one of its major downsides is information overload. Indeed, the amount of information easily pushes the limit of what people can manage. This conflict drives research to seek a solution to humanity's information woes. As computers have shrunk from room size to palm size, so they have also moved from being passive accessories, such as laptops and personal digital assistants, to wearable appliances that form an integral part of our personal space. Wearable computers are always on and accessible. As the computer moves from desktop to coat pocket to the human body, its ability to help manage, sort, and filter information will become more intimately connected to our daily lives. The paper discusses the principles of wearable computers View full abstract»

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  • COTS integration: plug and pray?

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 135 - 138
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    For most software applications, the use of commercial off-the-shelf products has become an economic necessity. Gone are the days when upsized industry and government information technology organizations had the luxury of trying to develop-and, at greater expense, maintain their own database, network, and user-interface management infrastructure. Viable COTS products are climbing up the protocol stack, from infrastructure into applications solutions in such areas as office and management support, electronic commerce, finance, logistics, manufacturing, law and medicine. For small and large commercial companies, time-to-market pressures also exert a strong pressure toward COTS-based solutions. However, most organizations have also found that COTS gains are accompanied by frustrating COTS pains. The paper summarizes experience on the relative advantages and disadvantages of COTS solutions View full abstract»

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  • On to components

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 139 - 143
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    The paper discusses the properties of a software component and the use of object oriented techniques. It considers the varieties of components in terms of four viewpoints: level of software process task, level of abstraction, level of execution, and level of accessibility View full abstract»

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  • Bracing for the millennium

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 51 - 56
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    In less than 12 months, New Year's Day will put the Y2K-compliance efforts of organizations large and small to the ultimate test on an international scale. As that date nears, awareness of the Y2K Problem's potential for disrupting travel, basic services, and even entire economies has begun spreading to the general public. News programs feature regular reports from self-proclaimed millennium bug experts, consultants eager for publicity utter dire warnings of a computer-generated apocalypse, and stand-up comics even work Y2K into their routines. As the year 2000 nears, we seek one high-profile technology consultant's unique perspective on the consequences, compliance efforts, legends, and hype that surround the Y2K Problem View full abstract»

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  • Taking Moore's law into the next century

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 43 - 48
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    The Semiconductor Research Corp. is one of the few organizations to get fierce competitors like Intel, Motorola, and IBM to the same table, let alone cooperate, and it has also wrangled money-$37 million annually-from these companies and others. With this money, it funds future research to keep the engines of semiconductor production churning. In short, the SRC is bent on taking Moore's law into the next century by coordinating “precompetitive” academic research to meet industry's needs. Together with its sister organizations-the Semiconductor Industry Association and Sematech-SRC helps chart and promote the continued progress of the semiconductor industry. Their main tool for doing so is the National Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. Published every two years, this document outlines research areas that need attention so that the industry can maintain the pace of semiconductor production. This article discusses two of those areas-interconnects, and design and test-in depth View full abstract»

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  • The pressure is on [computer systems research]

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 30 - 39
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    That computing and communication systems are becoming increasingly interdependent is evident in almost every aspect of society. Applications of these integrated systems are also spreading. As this trend continues, it will force the computing community not only to develop revolutionary systems but also to redefine “computer system” and the roles of traditional research disciplines, such as operating systems, architectures, compilers, languages, and networking. Systems research faces an unprecedented challenge. Systems developers are facing a major discontinuity in the scale and nature of both applications and execution environments. Applications are changing from transforming data to directly interacting with humans; they will use hardware and data that span wide area, even global, networks of resources and involve interactions among users as well. Even the architecture of individual processors is uncertain. The authors look at three challenges facing systems research, describe developing solutions, and review remaining obstacles. Using this information, they formulate three clear first steps to addressing the identified challenges: (a) define a new paradigm for systems research; (b) attack problems common to all system development; (c) build a research infrastructure View full abstract»

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  • Posix: a model for future computing

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 131 - 132
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    The author considers how the Posix reference model remains accurate while other standards are becoming obsolete. The reference model identifies four main interfaces at which standards really matter: application programming interface; user interface; data interface; and communications interface View full abstract»

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  • The future of e-commerce: integrate and customize

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 133 - 134, 138
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    Internet technology allows companies to overcome many of the physical constraints that often prevent them from doing business in distant markets, which means that an e-commerce market is fundamentally global. Despite the increasing market reach, however, certain emerging trends fragment the Internet-enabled marketplace into countless niche markets. As network and distributed computing technologies advance, killer applications for consumers will be those that allow mixing and matching of products and services on a personal basis and in real time. The author discusses integration and customization as the future of e-commerce View full abstract»

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  • Fast-lane browsers put the Web on wheels

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 144, 141 - 143
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    The authors discuss the development of the digital world on wheels. They consider how futurists see the car as an infotainment platform with the use of products such as Microsoft Windows AE (Automobile Edition) browser for traffic information View full abstract»

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