Volume 36 Issue 3 • March 1999

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  • IEEE Spectrum - [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Of two (or three) minds on computationalism [Books]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):9 - 12
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  • Philosopher of the old school [Books]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 12
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13 - 64E7
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):16T2 - 16T3
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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):16T6 - 16T8
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  • EV watch

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):17 - 18
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  • Reflections

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 19
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  • Missiles for all: the new global threat

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):20 - 28
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    More and more Third World nations are acquiring ballistic missiles, some even of intercontinental range. A flourishing underground trade in technology and expertise, and the ease with which simpler missiles can be built, keeps the market going. These issues are discussed with reference to Scud missile and North Korean missile developments. View full abstract»

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  • Old rivalries, new arsenals: should the US worry?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):29 - 31
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    Could a small country develop the capability to hit the United States with a long-range unconventional weapon during the first decades of the next century? Most certainly one could. But whether such a state would be inclined to try is an entirely different matter. The risk is real. Congress learned in 1998, according to "The Report of The Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the Un... View full abstract»

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  • Bring home the Internet

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):32 - 38
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    In the good old days, the only two-way communications link with a residence was provided by the local telephone company (telco). But the growth of the Internet and the passing, in the United States, of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 have changed that tradition. Today, a competitive local exchange carrier can compete in the turf of the local telco, now called an incumbent local-exchange carrier... View full abstract»

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  • Digital TV in the United States

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):39 - 41
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    With fat prices and lean content, fewer than 20000 digital TV sets have been sold in the four months since the launch of terrestrial digital broadcasting in the USA. However, expectations are high for the greatest broadcast revolution since the introduction of colour TV. The article discusses what's available in digital TV, alternative displays, digital TV for the PC, and the future of digital TV.... View full abstract»

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  • DSPs court the consumer

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):47 - 53
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    A new breed of consumer product draws on advanced audio compression and decompression schemes made practical by digital signal processors. The choices of particular algorithms and processors for specific products are examined for three innovative products: digital home audio, for downloading audio from the Internet for real-time playback, and for phone calls using the voice-over-Internet protocol. View full abstract»

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  • Helping the Web help the disabled

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):54 - 59
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    The World Wide Web's two chief problems for the disabled are poor page design and browsers that do not work well with adaptive equipment. Consequently, lists of do's and don'ts have been compiled to steer the page designer in applying adaptive technology. A selection of such guidelines is given. For most people today, getting to the Web means using some kind of computer. While a system that is use... View full abstract»

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):60 - 64
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 64T4
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  • Faults & failures

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 82
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