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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2002-06-05

In this week's issue:  Blaming the false business prophets,
determining the king of laptops, the value of napping,
"geezer hunting," and more...
A Context article focuses on how to figure out what
prospective customers really want.
An Optimize article asks whether business has learned the
right lessons -- or any lessons at all -- from the downfall
of Enron and its ilk.
Fast Company looks at how one industry leader, in this case
disk-drive maker Seagate, has developed a system for
out-innovating even small, nimble young competitors.
Three prominent business professors send a wake-up call to
CEOs with "five half-truths of business" spelled out in a
Fast Company article.
A Technology Marketing article places what it feels is
long-overdue blame for the withered economy on the industry
analysts who so hyped the so-called "new economy."
A piece in CIO discusses how firms can cut the risk of
computer attacks from the inside without making honest
employees feel like criminals.

Mobile Computing bestows the title "Ironbook" on the
notebook computer that displays the most well-rounded mix of
performance, battery life, and toughness.
An Education Week article looks at what may be the most
wired school in the U.S. -- New Technology High School in
California's Napa Valley.
Outside visits some flight enthusiasts trying to recreate
the Wright brothers' 1903 flight precisely, in celebration
of 100 years of aviation.
A Kiplinger's analysis of income-, property-, and sales-tax
rates around the country gives retirees a picture of what
different states and locales tax elderly residents.

An article in The Scientist reports that new U.S.
regulations may stifle the free exchange of basic scientific
knowledge among researchers in different countries or
scientists of different nationalities.
Scientists have found that a midday nap may help people
learn repetitive tasks, reports Science News.
---Home & Patio---
Home Technology Products looks at ways to cut your home
energy use.
Kiplinger's reports on a new variety of mosquito trap that
simulates human breath to lure the insects to their death.
Computer User has a guide for how to choose an Internet
service provider.

Time Europe interviews opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, who
denies rumors that he's at the end of his career and asserts
he still has much to sing.
Salon reviews Moby's "18," the follow-up to his
massive-selling 1999 electronic pop record, "Play."
Atlantic Monthly looks at organized adult Wiffle ball.
---U.S. Politics & Society---
A Reason article says there's ample reason to be leery of
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Fast Company takes a tour of the U.S.'s largest bomb
factory, in McAlester, Okla., and talks with its workers.
Now that the cleanup of the World Trade Center in New York
has been completed, Metropolis showcases some of the designs
that have been suggested to rebuild the site.

---World Politics & Society---
A worrying trend has led to a new classification of crime in
Japan: oyaji gari, or "geezer hunting," reports Time Asia.