Monthly Archives: January 2000

Davos, Day Five

Except for President Clinton’s speech here on Saturday, no session at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting had the star-power of this morning’s panel, entitled “Winning strategies for the Internet race” and featuring (from left in picture above) AOL’s Steve … Continue reading

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Davos, Day Four

It’s been snowing steadily for more than 24 hours as I write this. Bill Clinton is long gone from the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, and while the Davos streets are still busy the intensity level has diminished somewhat. One … Continue reading

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Davos, Day Three

Before President Clinton spoke at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, today, the audience in the big meeting hall was asked to leave while a security sweep was done of the room. Many of the corporate and government … Continue reading

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Davos, Day Two

The banner on the Davos building could hardly be more arrogant: a McDonald’s sign that says, “Think Global, Eat Local!” It almost defines the angst that some people feel when they look at the world’s cultural and economic globalization. Yet … Continue reading

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Davos, Day One

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, better known as Davos, after the Alpine village where it’s held each winter, is under way. The panel discussions are off the record, though much of what’s said seems to find its … Continue reading

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DoubleClick’s Double Cross

USA Today says DoubleClick, the company that tracks your moves on the Web, has (ahem) reconsidered its promise not to connect individual browsers with names and addresses. It’s a good story, but unfortunately this isn’t exactly a surprise. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Geopolitics, Arts and the Alps

You have to take three trains to get from Zurich’s international airport to Davos, Switzerland. The schedules are so finely tuned here that it’s no big hassle. About the only difficulty is staying awake — after traveling all night from … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Politics: Taxes, Education, Etc. — Not Technology

Readers of this column know I was in New Hampshire last week to see what impact technology was having on the famous presidential primary. Not all that much, I wrote in my Tuesday column. Comments

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Now the Entertainment Industry Controls Norway

That’s the impression you’d get from news of a Norwegian teenager’s arrest (Reuters story) for allegedly cracking the ridiculously weak encryption used to keep people from reading unauthorized copies of DVDs. There’s a war under way, folks. The entertainment industry … Continue reading

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Geopolitics, Arts and the Alps

You have to take three trains to get from Zurich’s international airport to Davos, Switzerland. The schedules are so finely tuned here that it’s no big hassle. About the only difficulty is staying awake — after traveling all night from … Continue reading

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