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Computing Archive

  • A Study in Complexity

    A pioneer inn the field of complexity theory and creator of the software program Mathematica, Steven Wolfram now claims his secret, after-hours computer experiments will reinvent the field of physics. His colleagues think he just might pull it off.

  • Life in the Fast-Growth Lane

    With the productivity benefits of information technology finally starting to kick in, we can afford to pursue rapid economic growth.

  • How the Chess Was Won

    The principle designer of the IBM program that beat Gary Kasparov asserts that the win was a plus for humanity and comments on how such software can help do other jobs.

  • Computers and Hope in an Urban Ark

    Revealing how computers can provide hope amid poverty, children in one urban community are posting their drawings, poems, and other creations on the Net.

  • Dividing the Water

    Water may seem to be everywhere, but for a rising portion of the world’s population, there may soon be hardly a drop to drink -or to use for growing food, supporting industries and cities, and preserving life-giving ecosystems.

  • Melding Mind and Machine

    The computer and the human brainwork differently. Instead of trying to force one to emulate the other, designers would do better to ensure complementarity.

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