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Issue 12 • Date Dec. 2001

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  • Redefining diversity [workplace minorities representation]

    Publication Year: 2001
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    When people talk about making the workplace more "diverse", they tend to mean ensuring that certain groups-blacks, women, veterans-are proportionally represented, often in compliance with federal laws. In this paper, the author describes how, increasingly, though, companies are realizing that defining diversity as a simple numbers game is missing the point. The paper presents an approach that links workplace diversity to innovation and business success. View full abstract»

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  • Vintage video games [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 60 - 61
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  • Marketing one-on-one [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 61 - 62
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  • Maple scores again

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 63
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  • Handheld unit tests network wiring and performance

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 70 - 71
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  • Crewless in space

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 96
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  • Mathtype 5 with mathML for the WWW

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 64
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  • The quest for the SPIN transistor

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 30 - 35
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    Microelectronics researchers have been investigating spin for at least 20 years. Indeed, their discoveries revolutionized hard-disk drives, which since 1998 have used a spin-based phenomenon to cram more bits than ever on to their disks. Within three years, Motorola Inc. and IBM Corp. are expected to take the next step, introducing the first commercial semiconductor chips to exploit spin-a new form of random access memory called M (for magnetic) RAM. In this paper, the author describes how the mystical property of electron spin is revolutionizing the memory business. If it can do the same with logic, electronics will become "spintronics" View full abstract»

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  • Embedded battle royal [embedded operating systems]

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 36 - 41
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    In this paper, the author describes how Windows and Linux are extending their competition for the desktop to cell phones and set-top boxes in the form of embedded microprocessor systems. In addition, he questions whether traditional embedded operating systems are up to the challenge View full abstract»

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  • Taikonauts prepare for liftoff [Chinese manned space programme]

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 42 - 47
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    In this paper, the author describes how China's manned space program is only the tip of the iceberg in its bid to challenge the space status quo. He explains how, with a manned space program as the centerpiece of its strategy, China may well become a force to be reckoned with in orbit View full abstract»

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  • Striking at the Internet's heart

    Publication Year: 2001
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    E-mail worked flawlessly on 11 September 2001, and the Internet was only peripherally affected by the events of that tragic day. In this paper, the author examines how well the Internet could have withstood some kind of frontal attack? The Internet's robustness and its' vulnerabilities are both outlined View full abstract»

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  • The how-tos of hiring

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 55 - 56
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    The author describes how firms can be more selective in a downturn, but the basic rules of recruiting still apply. The upside of hiring in an economic slowdown is that there's a bigger pool of higher-quality applicants to choose from. In fact, some firms are viewing this as an opportunity to replace existing employees with new recruits View full abstract»

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