The Industry that Jim Built
We all know how dependent the PC industry is on Microsoft and Intel. The continued health and growth of even the largest PC vendors are subject to the launch of new generations of faster chips and upgraded systems and applications that take advantage of the increased speed. But did you know that Bill and Andy are in turn equally dependent on the launch of Jim's upgrades?
by John Boyd
Cancer Information Website Goes Online
Be it Christmas, New Year's, or Oshogatsu, the end-of-year holidays are never as joy-filled for those suffering from cancer. However, those in Japan fighting the dreaded disease received a very nice Christmas present in 1999; Internet-based access to those going through the same fight.
by Thomas Caldwell
notes from Gilligan's Isle
day to go before the end of the world so I thought I'd drop you a line
while I can. If that nasty Y2K bug lives up to its reputation, I might
not be able to send you an update on January 1. But then again, if worse
comes to worst, you'll be too busy fending off those errant Russian ICBMs
and won't have much time to be browsing the CJ Online site anyway.
coming revolution of Telematics
term "telematics" is not yet widely recognized, but in the coming
years, those connected with the automobile industry--among others--will
start hearing it more often. In fact, telematics--the combination
of applied telecommunications technology with computers to control
electric, electronic, and mechanical functions--is going to change
the definition of the automobile as a product, and the nature of
automobile assemblers as manufacturers and marketers of motor vehicles.
The economic and business implications of this are enormous, and
they promise to create no less than a revolution in the automobile
Aaron M. Cohen
and the teenager: living electronically in Tokyo
TV, portable MP3 players, DVD, Gameboys, e-mail, the Web. Those
of us working with consumer-end high tech--designing it, programming
it, or reporting on it--sometimes forget how the stock in trade
of our daily work life is actually used by the folks "out there."
Japan's connectivity market--from NYC
Friday morning and I'm on the phone with Kiho Shin. He lives on
the information superhighway in a way that most of us can just dream
about. His Wall Street, Manhattan apartment is in a building wired
with fiber optic cable. "The T-1 line is $100 per month," he says,
"and I get two IP addresses." For Web professionals, it's difficult
to beat that price. It's so cheap to do a Web business from the
United States--why set up shop in Tokyo?
'99 Is the trade show dead in Japan?
the FOUR PERCENT Barrier
by Gail Nakada
- The IT Garage
Slama and John Sachen
the class of '99
the Japanese DO get the Net?
the icebergs with SunSystems
Civil and Criminal Penalties
by Thomas Caldwell