CONTENTS

P> FRONT NEWS
Meet the $100 million industry angel -- Mario Morino.

A New Internet?
A broadcast pioneer plans to beam data free of charge over TV broadcast spectrum.

Clinton's 8(a) Two-Step
Watch what he does, not what he says, is the best advice for minority-owned companies.

Watch Out Dell and Compaq
Gateway 2000, the low-cost PC maker from the prairies, is on a high roll.

NSF Brings New Order to the Internet
A National Science Foundation program will attempt to unclog the Internet.

OPINION
4Keep the doors open to immigration.

HYPERTEXT
10Our somewhat irreverent look at technology at large, plus follow-ups on predictions and stories.

INSIDE WASHINGTON
12The White House is getting closer to developing a defense for the National Information Infrastructure.
12On-line advertising may tighten regulatory oversight, unless the industry treads carefully.
14On-line industry executives hammer out a new law to protect cyberspace property rights.

TECH BUSINESS
17TCI uses public schools to build a nationwide market for video and software products.
17A Council on Competitiveness report lauds infotech for health care.
18TELECOM WATCH
20INTEGRATION FOCUS: Intranets may take over the client/server market.
25Congressional critics claim a NASA program may be a boondoggle.
25INFOTECH and THE LAW: Communicators should beware of insecure media.
26New York hopes better communication between agencies will make infotech investments more effective.
28CONTRACTS
29CHANNEL NEWS

NEW MARKETS
30Shrink-wrapped software could put Web page services out of business.
32Scott Ross discusses his strategy for bringing synergy between telecommunications and systems integration at MCI.
33INTERNET 201: New Web sites help decipher modem kinks.
34THE RADAR SCREEN: Data Warehousing: A big plus for insurance companies, but at what price to doctors?

IN THE NETPLEX
40BDM sets it sights on the state and local market.
40While the District has gone bust, Alexandria, Va., has gone boom.
44Raleigh investment banker targets the Netplex to finance telecom, bioscience and software start-ups.
45The Netplex is behind the demand for office space.
46PSI International ventures impressively into new markets.
47INTERNET CITY
48CALENDAR
48WHO'S ON FIRST
49NUTSCAPE
55READER SERVICES

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