Information technology matters--when it delivers "everyday low prices."
The nano future is emerging through the haze of hype: the road to terabit memory and cheap flat-screen displays will be paved with carbon nanotubes.
Achievements to date: Internet backbone, Web browser. So when Larry Smarr takes the reins of a new $400 million institute and starts talking about intelligent highways and digital genomics, people listen.
Straight from the lab: technology's first draft.
Forget "content" and "branding." For freight railroads, information technology spells better ways to haul coal, lay steel and pour crushed stone.
Whether you play them or not, video games are good for you. These exercises in interactivity are spurring advances in interfaces and 3-D graphics that will benefit all computer users.
From the editor in chief
Online diarists rule an Internet strewn with failed dot coms.
Bridging the digital divide could lead to--surprise!--profits.