THE TREMENDOUS ISSUES OF TECHNOLOGY
Technology was supposed to provide solutions to all of our
problems, but, at times, it seems to just give us more headaches.
Worse, its presence can be inescapable. Our work week has gotten
longer, and our time away from the office is being invaded by
email, cell phones, and digital assistants. The candle burning at
both ends no longer applies; it's a firecracker with a short fuse.
So we research it, buy it, upgrade and fix it-all to get a handle
on it. But there's no escaping the tremendous issues that
technology brings. Whether it's copyright law and intellectual
property, how to create usability standards for the Internet, or
how to protect companies-and ourselves-from hackers and viruses,
T+D's technology and trends editor Kaplan-Leiserson takes a look at
the efforts that will bring a little order to the free-for-all that
is the Web.