Highs and lows at tech conference

Depending on which scientists are consulted, computers are either godsends for research or illogical machines in dire need of a total overhaul.

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Scientists, engineers rail at PC industry
According to academics and engineers at the Association for Computing Machinery conference this week, computers are illogical machines in dire need of a total overhaul.
March 13, 2001, 2:25 p.m. PT 
Futurists put latest inventions on display
video New ideas and innovations are being demonstrated this week in San Jose, Calif., at the ACM1: Beyond Cyberspace conference.
March 13, 2001, 10:00 a.m. PT 
Scientists gather for computer love fest
From an astrophysicist to leaders of the nation's most hallowed research labs, scientists urge IT workers to continue packing computers with more power.
March 13, 2001, 7:00 a.m. PT 
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Microsoft's Ballmer touts XML Web standard
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that the spread of the XML software standard will constitute the "next revolution" in personal computing.
March 12, 2001, 4:50 a.m PT