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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2001-11-14

In this week's issue:  how selling out became cool, dealing
with e-cheating, newfound respect for survivalists,
adventure travel in Antarctica and more...
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---Advertising & Marketing---
A Business 2.0 feature interviews five top salespeople on
how they're able to get the job done despite the down
Barry Bonds may have the home run record, writes a Business
2.0 article, but he's having trouble lining up big-time
Advertisers are seeking out hip, underground music to
license for their television spots in an attempt to lend
cachet to their brands -- and musicians seem more eager than
ever to sell out, according to Business 2.0.
---Business Technology---
Mobile Computing profiles the CIO-physician in charge of
deploying handheld wireless technology to Harvard Medical
School's students and area hospitals.

Popular Mechanics looks at some of the new engine and
transmission technologies under the hoods of today's cars
and trucks.
---Computers & Electronics---
A PC World comparison test pits the latest standalone
electronic gadgets -- TiVo, MP3 stereo components, and the
like -- against a desktop PC equipped with simple upgrades.
The desktop metaphor that guides most computer interfaces is
30 years old now. A Technology Review article looks at what
researchers are developing to replace it.
A Salon article revisits the wartime career of Winston
Churchill, whom leaders like George W. Bush and Rudolph
Giuliani seek to emulate.

A recent study of the economics of eBay auctions turns up
some interesting tips, according to Science News.
Another security hole in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 &
6.0 could let a hacker siphon off data from your cookies,
reports PC World.
T.H.E. Journal has an article on how educators can deal with
old problems given new life by the web:  cheating and
Business 2.0 reports on how online retailers deal with one
of their most poisonous problems:  product returns.
---Martial Arts---
A rebel monk has left Shaolin, a revered Chinese martial
arts temple he calls spiritually bankrupt, to start the
tradition anew -- in Manhattan.  Time Asia has the story.

An article in The Scientist points out the misinformation
spread by the media about anthrax and suggests that
America's science illiteracy has gone from being merely an
embarrassment to being a life-threatening problem.
Early Sunday morning, one of the most spectacular meteor
showers in decades will be visible, reports Science News.
---Society & Community---
Mother Jones looks at the "Time Dollars" program, where
community members -- including immigrants and refugees --
exchange hours of volunteer work with one another.
Many Americans who used to think of survivalists as
crackpots, are now considering worst-case scenarios and
turning to these experts for advice.
An Outside article explores adventure travel and its
political and environmental impact in Antarctica, truly one
of the last frontiers.

---U.S. Politics---
A New Republic article looks at the special military
tribunals that President Bush has ordered for terrorism
cases that might require more secrecy (and fewer civil
rights) than normal criminal trials.