Articles by Clyde Wayne Crews

When Molecules Fly

Should the federal government fund scientific research with taxpayer dollars? Boondoggles like the Superconducting Supercollider, the space station, energy research programs, the Supersonic Transport plane, and numerous other examples of corporate and scientific po Read More

'Partial' Information Awareness

Editor's note: for a different perspective on the TIA debate, click here. Look at the back of a dollar bill, and you'll see the Great Seal of the United States: the 13-block pyramid (think 13 original colonies) topped by the... Read More

Human Bar Code

Biometric technologies - such as voice prints, retina, iris and face scanners, digitized fingerprints, even implantable chips - can benefit us. Look for the technologies in cell phones, mobile computers, cars doors, doorknobs and office keys-basically everywhere. T Read More

Ten Thousand Commandments

In the new 2003 federal budget, President George W. Bush proposed $2.01 trillion in spending. While these costs encompass the on-budget scope of the federal government, there is more going on - much more. Federal environmental, safety and health, and... Read More

Compulsory Entertainment?

Big Media, we have ways of making you entertain us. Napster failed to achieve a working business model in the face of record company opposition to online file sharing. But sharing -- the record companies call it piracy -- lives... Read More

Snoop, There It Is

As if it needed another headache after the dot-com and telecom crashes, the technology industry is facing a renewed push by Washington politicians who want to regulate privacy. This crusade will hurt businesses and consumers. Web sites, as is well... Read More

Deregulator in Chief

A new report from the Office of Management and Budget indicates President Bush is ready to apply some brakes to the regulatory state. Bush is calling for better scientific analysis, more public involvement in rulemaking, better attention to small... Read More

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