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Issue 6 • June 2000

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  • The Electric Century

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):68 - 74
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    The 20th century saw greater changes in daily life than did any other century in history-a transformation in large part due to electrical technologies. The milestones included: the spread of electric power; instantaneous telecommunications; household appliances; factory automation; radio and television broadcasting; movies, videos, and other sources of information and entertainment; electronics fo... View full abstract»

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  • Sidling to success [Books]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Radar's first comprehensive history [Books]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Andy Grove [Profile]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):35 - 38
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  • PJM Interconnection: model of a smooth operator [electric utility experience]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):50 - 55
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    During the summer of 1999, searing heat waves across the United States set air conditioners roaring and brownouts rolling through the grid-that network of substations, transformers, cables and towers that conducts the flow of electricity from supply center to demand point. Here, the author describes how, while local utilities faced outages at the distribution level in the mid-Atlantic states, grid... View full abstract»

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  • Cellular security: better, but foes still lurk

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):39 - 42
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    Service providers have largely solved the cellular phone cloning problem through application of technology, but it has been replaced by other problems: subscription fraud (the same problem that bedevils issuers of credit cards) and the misapplication of service provider subsidies on handsets. Subscription fraud has several forms: pretending to be another, real person; pretending to be a nonexisten... View full abstract»

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  • The new software paladins

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):56 - 61
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    Many people have yet to hear of application service providers, but this new breed of company is already seeking to transform the world of corporate software. Industry watchers, in fact, are saying that the providers are the next step in the evolution of the information technology business and that their success will in the future alter the way all companies obtain and use software, whether enterpr... View full abstract»

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  • Restructuring the thin-stretched [US electricity supply industry]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):43 - 49
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    The author describes how the US electricity industry is being reorganized to allow for power to be traded freely. The general idea is for electricity to be sold by independent suppliers into grids managed by authorities independent (more or less) of commercial interests. In this paper, they detail how the most obviously pressing question is whether the emergent independent grid organizations have ... View full abstract»

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  • Web style intranet speeds design flow

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):75 - 79
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    A new concept is driving many new product development efforts. Internet time, as it is called, denotes the virtually instantaneous turnaround time that customers these days expect on an order. The Web cannot, of course, fully gratify their wish, but it does enable design engineers to operate more efficiently and faster, than ever before. With the Web's aid, product development teams dispersed arou... View full abstract»

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