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Microsoft Essays on Technology and Society

In a series of essays published in selected newspapers throughout the United States, Microsoft offers its viewpoint on important issues currently facing the technology industry and affecting our society. As a supplement, each essay includes links to other resources that offer additional context and information about the topic at hand.

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A Chance for Every Child - June 17, 2009
Technology can help open doors and level the playing field.

Empower Healthcare Consumers - June 2, 2009
Access to information can help improve care, reduce costs.

Elevating America’s Workforce - May 19, 2009
Microsoft’s efforts dovetail with federal initiatives to strengthen the nation’s skills.

Working Together - May 5, 2009
We’re making a difference by expanding social and economic opportunities across America.

Empowering Today's Generation to Change the World - May 1, 2009
Partnerships are key to creating opportunities and strengthening communities.

E-Learning, E-Health for All? - April 22, 2009
Our schools, libraries and hospitals need 21st-century Internet connections.

Boost the Innovation Economy - March 31, 2009
To return to prosperity, America needs more highly educated workers.

Save Our Earth - March 17, 2009
Innovation is the way to a cleaner, more energy-efficient economy.

A Powerful Tool for Economic Recovery - March 4, 2009
Technology is one of the nation’s key assets in working to rebuild prosperity.

Elevate America - February 25, 2009
To grow the economy: build workforce skills, create jobs, promote entrepreneurship.

Truly Vital Information - February 10, 2009
The digital revolution could help transform health care — if done right.

Safely Navigating Life Online - January 27, 2009
Data Privacy Day highlights the importance of protecting your personal data.

Opportunity for All - January 21, 2009
To renew and sustain the nation’s prosperity, Congress should expand workforce training and skills development.

Nurturing Innovation in Today’s Economy - January 20, 2009
Globespan Capital Partners and Microsoft’s BizSpark program are opening new doors for technology startups and entrepreneurs.


Building Skills for the New World of Work - December 16, 2008
The need for workforce development programs that emphasize computing skills has never been greater.

Harnessing the Inventive Energies of Youth - December 9, 2008
Student innovations can create thriving businesses — and could help solve the world’s biggest problems.

Learning to Work - November 18, 2008
A Washington, DC, forum seeks to boost U.S. economic vitality — through investments in workers to enhance their skills.

Next-Generation Software Outsmarts Fraudsters - November 11, 2008
An innovative Concord company has developed software that helps banks fight fraud.

Venture Vitality - October 28, 2008
Venture-backed companies, which generate thousands of new jobs through innovation and entrepreneurship, are fundamental to the economic growth and prosperity of New England.

One Step Closer - October 28, 2008
The FCC is considering rules that will enable innovators to use vacant spectrum in the TV band to develop an array of new wireless broadband services.

The Future Is in All of Our Hands - October 15, 2008
Washington has an opportunity to strengthen high-school graduation requirements — and help students along their unique pathways in life.

The Power of Many - October 14, 2008
On the water, a fine example of what makes Massachusetts great.

Innovation Unbound - September 23, 2008
Innovation often lies at the intersections of disciplines and incorporates discoveries from both the public and private sectors.

For the GOP, Grand New Technology - September 2, 2008
On the convention floor and everywhere else, technology’s benefits are on display in Minneapolis.

Unconventional Convention - August 28, 2008
Microsoft is helping make the Democratic National Convention more technologically advanced and inclusive than ever before.

Circuit Diagrams of the Brain - July 1, 2008
It’s important to know which neurons are connected to each other to understand how the brain thinks.

A Virtual Telescope - June 24, 2008
Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope is a powerful educational tool — a way of telling compelling stories about the Universe.

A New Generation - June 17, 2008
DigiGirlz has given thousands of young women the opportunity to learn about career choices in the technology business.

Club Tech Offers Important Technology Skills to At-Risk Youth - June 13, 2008
More than 3,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States are helping young people gain skills for work and for life through Club Tech.

A Watershed Moment - June 3, 2008
Unused broadcast spectrum could bring big advances in Internet access, and much more.

Can the Commonwealth Maintain Its High-Tech Leadership? - May 27, 2008
Massachusetts must leverage its intellectual capital to build a sustainable competitive advantage in the new global economy.

Engineering Greater Understanding - May 13, 2008
Science and math are keys to grasping how our everyday world is built — and how to redesign it.

Renewing the Promise of America - May 7, 2008
To create new jobs and prosperity, Congress should enhance the nation’s access to the world’s top talent.

Building Connections - April 29, 2008
Ethics, liberal studies and technology help nurture tomorrow’s business leaders.

A Winning Formula - April 23, 2008
With a few guidelines, online advertising will work best for advertisers and consumers.

Encouraging a New Generation of DigiGirlz - April 23, 2008
DigiGirlz has given thousands of young women the opportunity to learn about career choices in business and technology.

Play Smart, Play Safe - April 8, 2008
Technology and tools empower parents to choose interactive entertainment that is right for their families.

Building Opportunities for Boston - March 5, 2008
The Y’s workforce development programs are strengthening families and the local economy.

Connecting People with Information - March 5, 2008
Microsoft is sharing information to help spur innovation and make technology even more useful for consumers and businesses.

Advancing Online Privacy - February 13, 2008
Microsoft works to give consumers a safer Internet and more control over their information online.

New England’s Newest Research Center - February 6, 2008
Emphasizing interdisciplinary research, a new Cambridge lab will add to the region’s strengths as a hotbed of innovation.

Unleashing the Power of Technology - January 8, 2008
Partnerships are helping reduce barriers to economic opportunity.


America's Brain Gain - December 11, 2007
Action is needed now to maintain access to a key source of America’s competitive edge.

Fielding Dreams - December 04, 2007
The Red Sox Foundation partners with Microsoft to help children and families realize their potential.

Unlocking New York's Hidden Assets - November 19, 2007
Young people may hold the key to the city’s future as a hub for high tech.

Safety is No Game. Is Your Family Set? - November 13, 2007
New tools and resources help parents make smart decisions on children’s use of interactive media.

Building Bridges: A New Way of Doing Business - November 6, 2007
Novell and Microsoft cooperate to meet the needs of customers.

Creating Opportunities - October 17, 2007
A new global study finds that 14 million jobs depend on Microsoft’s ecosystem.

Rx for Better Health - October 8, 2007
New technology can help create a health information system that puts consumers in control.

Unlocking the Potential of Unused Airwaves - September 24, 2007
An FCC decision promises major advances in high-speed Internet access.

Online Privacy Principles - September 12, 2007
Industry needs to provide consumers with simple, clear guidelines on its use of online customer data.

A Trading Opportunity - June 12, 2007
For Congress, a chance to boost U.S. trade with Korea, three Latin American nations and beyond.

Closing the Opportunity Divide - June 5, 2007
Building on a foundation of technology skills, Year Up teaches the ABC’s of success: attitude, behavior and communication.

A Common-Sense Approach - May 8, 2007
Novell and Microsoft are bridging differences to connect technologies for customers.

Reversing the Brain Drain - April 3, 2007
Developing, retaining and attracting an educated workforce are keys to Massachusetts’ economic future.

Protecting Americans’ Privacy - March 20, 2007
The United States needs a uniform privacy law in order to realize the full benefits of advances in technology.

A Catalyst for Change - March 13, 2007
Technology helps expand work, education horizons for people with disabilities.

Nation of Innovators - March 7, 2007
Summary of the written testimony of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on March 7, 2007.

A Constellation of Partners - February 20, 2007
The Windows Vista partner ecosystem will pump billions of dollars into the Massachusetts economy.

The Toughest Job - February 6, 2007
New tools can help keep children safe online.

Beginning a New Era - January 29, 2007
Millions of people contributed to the making of two new software products.


Revving Massachusetts’ Talent and Innovation Engine - November 15, 2006
Global Challenge Centers could make the region an international R&D leader and create jobs in the knowledge economy.

Cyber Security: Make it a Habit - October 24, 2006
Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month by learning how to be safer online.

Safe at Home - October 11, 2006
Working together is the key to keeping video games a positive experience.

Working Better Together by Design - June 20, 2006
Listening to customers helps create innovative technologies that make it easier to communicate and share information.

Driving Smart on the Information Superhighway - June 1, 2006
Get Net Safe and LINC III are preparing Boston's youth to be global citizens.

Get Net Safe - May 15, 2006
A broad-based effort will educate Internet users on how to protect their PCs, protect themselves and protect their families.

Not Your Father's Software Business - May 2, 2006
New technologies enable entrepreneurs to tap millions of markets of dozens.

Opening Doors To Talent - April 18, 2006
To remain a global leader in innovation, the United States must continue to welcome the world's best minds.

Harnessing New England's "Invisible" Assets - April 4, 2006
In the knowledge economy, computer skills open doors.

Working Smarter - March 7, 2006
America’s future prosperity depends on the knowledge and skills of the U.S. workforce

Winning the Innovation Race - February 7, 2006
Amid growing global competition, the United States must reinforce the foundation of its prosperity.

Baseball, Software and New England's Economy - January 24, 2006
Massachusetts and Washington State both have talent, technologies and a passion for baseball.


Working Better Together - December 13, 2005
Hard work and industry cooperation will make it much easier to connect digital devices this holiday season.

From Laboratory to Marketplace - November 30, 2005
University research nurtures innovation and stimulates economic growth

Play It Safe - November 20, 2005
A few precautions can help provide kids with safe and appropriate digital entertainment

Needed: Federal Action To Protect Privacy - November 15, 2005
A national privacy standard would benefit both consumers and businesses

United Against Cybercrime - October 18, 2005
New Web sites help ease online anxieties - and show the power of collaboration

Bring Spyware Out of the Shadows - June 29, 2005
Concerted action will help consumers gain more control over the programs running on their PCs

A Message to Congress from the Business Software Alliance - June 22, 2005
We are writing to express our strong support for the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), and urge you to vote in favor of legislation implementing the Agreement.

Let's Move Forward Together - June 1, 2005
The promise of equal opportunity remains unfulfilled for many Americans-advances in technology could change that

The New World of Work - May 18, 2005
Simpler, more powerful tools for managing information are on the way

Mathematics Kills Microbes - April 27, 2005
Tomorrow's innovations depend on public policy today

Don't Be Fooled By Phishing - April 20, 2005
Learn how to protect yourself from a high-tech twist on fraud

Working Together for Child Safety - April 06, 2005
Collaboration and new technologies can help fight online sexual abuse of children

A Call for Reform - March 15, 2005
The patent system has served Americans well, but it needs attention

Peace and Progress - February 9, 2005
Congress has an opportunity to boost jobs in the United States and reinforce stability in our hemisphere

After the Flood - January 26, 2005
The tsunami crisis is testing the conscience of humanity - and its stamina


Global Intelligence - November 16, 2004
A joint statement from Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Level (3) Communications, Micron Technology, Texas Instruments and Microsoft

Security Starts With Awareness - October 19, 2004
A joint message from software companies McAfee, RSA Security, Trend Micro and Microsoft

Patents Pending - May 19, 2004
A vital engine of the U.S. economy needs a tune-up.

Making Connections To End Domestic Violence - May 5, 2004
Technology can play a crucial role in helping to protect battered women and children.

Protect Our Children - April 21, 2004
Help us support the Global Campaign Against Child Pornography

Found Money - March 24, 2004
More effective use of technology in businesses owned by women and minorities could add billions to the U.S. economy

Securing Cyberspace - March 10, 2004
Better computer security requires concerted action on many fronts

Strengthening The Knowledge Economy - February 11, 2004
Insightful policies can help spark innovation, create jobs – and ease the federal deficit

Staying Safe Online - January 28, 2004
A few basic precautions can help everyone avoid the Net’s seedier side

Connecting In The Digital World - January 14, 2004
Computers should be liberating, not frustrating


A New Vision - December 9, 2003
Technology and skills can help people everywhere to realize their full potential

Fighting Hunger With Technology - November 19, 2003
Innovation helps feed families in need

It’s Your Inbox - November 5, 2003
New legal and technological tools can curb the spam epidemic

Open Society And Its Allies - July 8, 2003
Technology helps protect us against both terrorism and threats to privacy

Uniting Against Spam - June 18, 2003
Working together, we can curtail unwanted e-mail

Opening Minds and Markets - June 4, 2003
Two new trade agreements could help spread technologies and opportunities around the world

Gaining Momentum in the Digital Decade - May 21, 2003
Despite setbacks and slowdowns, technology continues to create opportunities

Helping Troops and Their Families Stay Connected - May 7, 2003
The Internet is a vital tool for today’s military families

Preserving Freedom to Roam the Net - April 28, 2003
As the Internet gains speed, policymakers must safeguard its freewheeling soul.

The Changing Workforce - April 9, 2003
A demographic shift need not impede economic growth, if employers prepare.

Teaming Up For Digital Rights - March 12, 2003
Fight piracy with consumer choice and industry innovation, not government–mandated technologies.

When School Gets Out, Learning Goes On - Feb. 26, 2003
At Club Tech, Learning About Technology Leads To Learning With It.

Spiking The Spammers - Feb. 12, 2003
Curbing junk e-mail will take industry collaboration, new laws and continuing advances in technology.

Seeking Security in A Wired World - Jan. 29, 2003
Computing can become more secure through coordinated efforts and continued vigilance.

Alive and Kicking - Jan. 2, 2003
Fundamental trends support an optimistic outlook for technology and the economy in 2003, and beyond.


Tools that Bring Help and Hope - Dec. 5, 2002
Technology aids in easing human misery.

Change by Design - Nov. 21, 2002
Will employers seize the golden opportunity offered by accessible technology?

An Agenda for Innovation - Nov. 7, 2002
New ideas can strengthen the economy.

Abilities Unlimited - July 15, 2002
For business success, remove workplace barriers.

Securing Cyberspace - June 24, 2002
Our justice system needs better tools for fighting cybercrime.

Parenting in Cyberspace - June 17, 2002
Let’s protect kids without cutting them off from technology.

Art & Commerce in the Digital Decade - June 3, 2002
Protecting intellectual property will take cooperation and innovation

Realizing Business Potential - May 20, 2002
Here’s why productivity may grow even faster this decade than in the 1990s.

Competing in the Global Economy - April 29, 2002
Another in a series of Microsoft essays underscores the importance of Trade Promotion Authority legislation, currently under consideration by the U.S. Congress, which would give the President greater authority to negotiate new trade agreements – stimulating the free flow of commerce on which global economic security is based.

A Growing Technology Ecosystem - April 23, 2002
Another in a series of Microsoft essays highlights the industry partnerships and opportunities that contribute to the $1 trillion IT industry.

Against Nature - April 9, 2002
Emergency relief efforts to deal to deal natural disasters and global hunger are being improved through advances in mobile computing.

Pirates of the Information Age - March 5, 2002
Software piracy is no victimless crime; it costs billions in lost jobs and tax revenues, puts businesses at risk of crippling computer viruses, and feeds organized-crime cartels. Another in a series of Microsoft essays on technology issues affecting everyone.

Standing at a Digital Crossroads - Feb. 4, 2002 In another in a series of Microsoft essays, Omar Wasow, executive director of, surveys the opportunities and challenges that technology offers to African-American entrepreneurs.

How Technology Shapes Our World - Feb. 4, 2002
Another in a series of Microsoft essays, published in connection with the meeting of the World Economic Forum in New York City, addresses the challenges society faces as technology becomes an increasingly important part of our lives.


Expanding Reach, Deepening Impact - Dec. 17, 2001
Each year, the Student Conservation Association creates opportunities for more than 2,500 high school and college students to volunteer in parks, forests, wildlife refuges and urban areas across the United States. Dedicated to building the next generation of conservation leaders and inspiring lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities, the association operates from a national headquarters in Charlestown, New Hampshire, and five regional offices.

Thwarting Cyber Terrorism - Dec. 4, 2001 As technology’s benefits have made computers an increasingly important part of our society, an accurate and candid assessment of the risk of catastrophic cyber attacks has become a national priority. Criminal hackers could seriously threaten the operation of businesses and governments across the nation and around the world. The threat is real, increasing and already has proven costly.

Creating a Secure Online World - Nov. 27, 2001 At no time in recent history has the issue of security been on people’s minds as much as it is today. And now, with the World Wide Web emerging as a "virtual" community gathering place, shopping mall and entertainment center, it’s increasingly important to ensure that our security and privacy are protected online as well.

Creating Computers You Can Trust - Nov. 6, 2001
The computers of tomorrow will need to be more dependable and more secure than they are today. Computers will have to be inherently trustworthy?they will need to be available whenever we need them, have all the features we need, and at the same time keep our personal information secure. Since the computer systems of tomorrow will be vastly more complex, interconnected and interdependent, we will need a fundamentally new approach to designing stable and reliable computers that can increasingly organize and manage themselves.

Creating Tools for the Digital Decade - Oct. 24, 2001
Today, more than 500 million PCs are in use worldwide, and they have become an essential multipurpose tool in the workplace and at home -- for communication, productivity, e-commerce and entertainment. PCs manage everything from the operation of giant corporations to family finances, and the software that makes it all happen is, in its complexity, elegantly sophisticated.

A Time Of Renewal And Hope - Sept. 20, 2001
Technology companies are working around the clock to help charitable organizations like the Red Cross rebuild shattered lives. They have worked with thousands of businesses impacted by the disaster to help get America working again. In the past week alone, Americans have used the Internet to donate an unprecedented $57 million to charitable organizations.

Towards Free and Fair Trade - Sept. 5, 2001
International trade is more crucial than ever before. And no nation is more productive than the U.S. But to guarantee our continued competitiveness and prosperity, it is vital that we establish a strong, bipartisan trade policy that ensures America competes on equal footing with the rest of the world.

Seeing Lifelong Learners - June 27, 2001
The Washington2Washington project is an example of the kind of experimentation supported by Microsoft, other technology industry leaders and many in the educational community to better understand how to build an effective, modern learning infrastructure for students and educators.

Working Connections - June 20, 2001
Working Connections is the result of a successful partnership between Microsoft, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and the Working Connections Network of 63 community colleges across the country. In addition to helping diverse and underserved populations participate in the opportunities and benefits of today’s increasingly digital workplace, the goal of Working Connections is to help address the acute shortage of qualified workers in information technology jobs.

Enabling the Workplace - May 23, 2001
For people with hearing disabilities, Web sites with streaming video or audio files can offer closed captions or real-time captioning. For people who can’t use their hands to navigate with a mouse, Web sites can be made compatible with assistive devices such as joysticks or puff straws. And proper design of text and graphics can make sites easier to navigate for people who have vision disabilities -- and for those who don’t.

Energizing e-Government - Apr. 25, 2001
While governments around the world have taken steps to improve operations and provide better services, there are still significant opportunities to become more efficient and connect more directly with constituents by utilizing today’s Internet technologies.

Open Minded - Apr. 11, 2001
Broad interoperability has made computers far more popular and useful -- and much less expensive -- than they were two decades ago. It has also led to the creation of a thriving PC industry that employs hundreds of thousands of people, and contributes hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy annually.

Rural, But Not Remote - Mar. 26, 2001
The rural digital divide means that 95 percent of small towns don’t yet have access to the high-speed connections that are rapidly becoming the standard for accessing and transmitting information over the Internet.

The Fourth R: Revolution - Mar. 14, 2001
While technology is not an end in itself, a combination of powerful software, the personal computer, a new generation of digital devices and the Internet holds the potential to significantly enhance the educational environment.

Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs - Feb. 28, 2001
We know that technology has improved business productivity and created vast new opportunities in the adult world. But we’re only now beginning to see the creative potential of a generation of kids who grew up around computers. PCs and the Internet are empowering young people to learn, communicate and think outside the box. For enterprising youngsters, technology is a toolkit for building virtually unlimited dreams.

From Swahili to Connectivity - Feb. 14, 2001 The power of personal computers and the Internet is playing a vital role in the creation of new African-American owned businesses, and helping existing ones to grow and thrive. Technology levels the playing field for minority entrepreneurs and creates myriad new economic opportunities.

Not Your Father’s Internet - Jan. 17, 2001
We’re still in the "horse and buggy" era of the Internet. In the coming decade, a combination of inexpensive yet powerful computing devices, software innovations, and faster and more convenient access will make tomorrow’s Internet a far more integral and indispensable part of our daily lives.


A Shot in the Arm - Dec. 6, 2000
Technology will never replace the expertise and compassion of a living and breathing caregiver, but we’re already seeing how it can improve and extend the delivery of services while increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

Valuing Diversity - Nov. 15, 2000
There is clearly more work that the IT industry, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and government must do to ensure full and equitable participation of all Americans in science, engineering and technology fields, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation or disability. It is not only the right thing to do -- it is imperative if America is to maintain its technology-driven economy and its economic and intellectual preeminence.

The Virtual Voting Booth - Oct. 31, 2000
A decade from now, we will see the Internet as one of the most revolutionary tools in our system of democracy. By increasing participation and awareness among voters young and old, online voting has the potential to transform the landscape of electoral politics.

A Bed, a Lamp, a Table - Oct. 10, 2000
NPower offers a spectrum of no-cost and low-cost assistance, ranging from technology assessments and planning to hands-on help with network implementation, database management, Web site construction and technology training.

Anonymous - Sept. 27, 2000
Protecting computer users' privacy is good for consumers and for the long-term viability of e-commerce.

From Movable Type to Virtual Classrooms - Sept. 13, 2000
Just as the digital revolution has harnessed the power of computing over the past two decades and transformed the way businesses operate, technology holds the promise of creating exciting and relevant new learning opportunities for people, any time and any place.

Curb Cuts and Carbon Paper - July 24, 2000
Technology can make life easier for everyone. But for people with disabilities it can mean the difference between employment and unemployment, between staying home and venturing out, and between a life of exclusion and one of community.

Chasing the Future - July 10, 2000
Innovation is not inevitable, and America's global leadership in technology is not an accident. Innovation comes from a broad public and private commitment to both basic and applied research.

A Laboratory of Learning - June 19, 2000
Not only are today's students developing the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly knowledge-based economy, they are becoming better prepared to engage in lifelong learning.

Help Wanted - April 3, 2000
If America fails to act to increase the number of H-1B visas for foreign professionals, and on needed improvements in education, we risk unilaterally disarming ourselves in the global competition for brainpower.

Privacy in the Online World - March 22, 2000
As Microsoft continues to monitor and improve our own Web practices and policies, we are also committed to developing technologies and tools that will help lead the way in placing power and choice in the hands of consumers regarding the collection and use of their personal information.

China, Trade and Technology - March 6, 2000
The explosive growth of the Internet and other information technologies is creating a wide range of new opportunities for the software industry and many other businesses abroad. However, the United States and its trading partners will never realize the full potential of these developments without creating open and fair trading systems around the world.

The Internet and Democracy - February 21, 2000
At Microsoft, we're enthusiastic about the Internet for many reasons, not the least of which is the promise it holds to create a more informed electorate and to encourage the participation of more people -- especially young people -- in our democratic process.

Helping Teachers Teach - February 7, 2000
All the technology in the world won't make a difference in student achievement without well-trained teachers who know how to use it effectively.

Security in the Internet Age - January 24, 2000
Whether you're a user at home, a small business or a large corporation, you need to know that your information is secure and protected from unauthorized disclosure, alteration or disruption.

Accessible Technology - January 10, 2000
As technology plays an increasingly significant part in our lives, it's vital that people with disabilities are able to take advantage of the same benefits technology offers to everyone else.


Protecting Our Critical Infrastructure - December 13, 1999
While we take for granted many of technology's benefits, concerns over issues like Y2K, mischievous viruses, hackers and even technological warfare raise legitimate questions about our preparedness.

Happy e-Holidays - November 29, 1999
With the growth in e-commerce expected this holiday season and in the years ahead, it's important for our industry to continue to promote the benefits of online shopping, while ensuring that consumers' security and privacy are protected and respected.

World Trade and E-Commerce - November 15, 1999
A key factor in the explosive growth of e-commerce so far has been the relative lack of regulatory barriers. The WTO can play an important role in affirming the need for a "light-handed" and internationally consistent regulatory approach that will nurture, rather than hinder, the growth of e-commerce.

Generation i - November 1, 1999
Generation i will be the first generation to grow up with the Internet as a constant presence in their lives. How effectively we enable that experience will influence the future of our society for many generations to come.

The Value of 1s and 0s - October 18, 1999
We in the software industry need to continue to do more to help make the public better aware of the impacts of piracy -- not only on software companies and other industries which depend on the protection of intellectual property, but ultimately on the United States economy and the consumer.

Ben Franklin and Today's Computer Revolution - October 4, 1999
Few things are certain in life, but one thing is for sure: the ability of the American entrepreneur to embrace change has made the United States the unquestioned leader in technology.

Technology and Our Economy - September 20, 1999
The technology sector has done a magnificent job creating new opportunities and helping build a productive American economy.

A Digital Divide - September 6, 1999
For all the hype and headlines about the PC revolution and the Internet, one important point is often overlooked. Not everyone is reaping the benefits of the wired world.

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