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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2001-09-05

In this week's issue:  how architecture and anthropology can
give business a boost, the courts decide whether to be their
own Big Brother, and why you shouldn't ever mess with the
---Books & Authors---
Salon interviews 81-year-old "Fahrenheit 451" author Ray
Bradbury, whose science-fiction dystopias from 50 years ago
eerily resemble modern life.
A Salon article examines a bizarre eight-year dirty-tricks
vendetta allegedly carried out by a circus mogul upon an
unsuspecting freelance writer.
---Business Strategy---
A FEER article shows how companies like Intel are using
field anthropologists to help research in what directions
technology should go.
Credit Union Management offers advice to small companies
trying to cope with rising health care costs.
A Metropolis article profiles architect William McDonough
and his successes getting industry to recognize the economic
value of environmentally smart design.
A Time Europe article depicts the mess France's top chefs
and restaurants are in, facing threats from both the
government and the food world's changing tastes.

---Business Technology---
Computer User surveys the whole spectrum of technologies for
connecting your business to the Internet, from dial-up to
fixed-point wireless.
Line56 reports on e-business's big worry:  cleaning up after
failed tech vendors.
Computer User argues that small businesses should consider
Linux for desktop use.
Darwin advises managers on what to do when their company's
website has been hacked.
A piece in FDA Consumer takes a look at the latest advances
in vision correction, from surgery to eyeglass and contact
lens improvements.
Managed Care envisions a system in which patients who wanted
to protect their anonymity could do so by using medical
"usernames," much like Internet handles.

---The Internet---
PC World walks you through the basics of creating your own
Web site.
PC World looks at the possibility that the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act may need adjustment.
New Republic reports that the U.S. federal courts must now
decide whether to monitor the Internet usage of their own
judges and staff, a decision that could affect all the
nation's businesses and employees.
A Sports Illustrated article wonders why it seems no one is
criticizing the National Football League's replacement
referees for crossing the picket line.

---World Economics---
Asiaweek reports on a tug-of-war over control of Indonesia's
largest state-owned cement maker that will show whether
Jakarta is serious about privatization and opening the
Asiaweek says that Japan's prime minister will have to be
careful not to cause too much pain through reforms as long
as unemployment is rising.
Asiaweek looks at the job ahead of Azman Yahya, Malaysia's
new economic hatchet man.
Euro currency hits the Euro Zone on January 1, 2002, and
Time Europe outlines the preparations being made and the
potential problems that face consumers and merchants alike.