John Markoff

David Maynard1
Margaret Levi1
Pauline Cullen1
Naomi Rosenthal1
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REDMOND, Wash. — When he was chief executive of Intel in the 1990s, Andrew S. Grove would often talk about the " software spiral " — the interplay between ever-faster microprocessor chips and software that required ever more computing power. At Microsoft, from top, Craig Mundie, Burton Smith and Dan Reed are working on the next generation of computing(More)
AN FRANCISCO, April 1-The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency at the Pentagon-which has long underwritten open-ended "blue sky" research by the nation's best computer scientists-is sharply cutting such spending at universities, researchers say, in favor of financing more classified work and narrowly defined projects that promise a more immediate(More)
and to anonymous reviewers for their helpful feedback on previous versions of this paper. On the evening of November 29 1999 Seattle business and political leaders hosted an elaborate welcoming party for delegates attending the World Trade Organization's Third Ministerial Conference. At the same time, thousands of activists rallied at a downtown church in(More)
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