Wherever the chips may fall

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Since embedded chips carry the potential to wreak the most havoc come Y2K, I'm often asked what types of devices and appliances rely upon embedded systems. What follows more…

Spinning the pilot ploy: There they go again

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The Panamanian press has recently reported that, after many months of "pushing and shoving back and forth" the Panama Canal pilots and the Panama Canal Commission have reached more…

Al Gore: Bullish on government

by David Limbaugh -- Who would have ever dreamed that a federal budget surplus would generate more problems than it would solve? At least the ongoing deficits forced lawmakers into making some more…

Christmas is time for music

by Alan W. Bock -- What I like best about Christmas is that it is a time of year when even those most relentlessly secular of modern institutions, National Public Radio and the more…

Deconstructing Santa

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Christmas has nearly arrived; they're cutting down trees. I'm trying to keep my happy holiday glow going, because, as my poet/anthropologist friend Anne-Adele reminds us, "There are four more…

Working for a she-devil

by Stuart Goldman -- As I've avoided working nine-to-five jobs for many years, I'm not much at playing the game of "office politics" -- which is a kind way of describing the more…

Remember those who serve and protect

by John N. Doggett -- Saturday, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. You don't have to be a Christian to appreciate the remarkable impact that Jesus has had on the world. Jesus' more…

Taiwan HARM

by Inside the Ring -- The government of Taiwan secretly asked the Clinton administration last month to sell it High-speed Anti-Radiation Missiles, or HARMs, as part of its annual request for defensive arms, more…

A Christmas message about tolerance

by Jon Dougherty -- The politically correct ideal of "tolerance" seems all the rage these days, but to millions of Americans its meaning and implications are applied unequally. The ideal of tolerance, more…

Don't let urgent usurp important

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Yes, I know Y2K is right around the corner. There are only a few days left to prepare. But, please, don't sacrifice your most important relationships to the more…