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September 30 - October 2, 2002
New York

The latest edition of the major get-together for Internet industry folks will give us a good reading on the state of  the tech economy in the last quarter of 2002. IN3 director Jack Powers will moderate a media informatics session and present his popular "Next Wave" talk at this year's show.

Web Subscriptions:
Balancing Fee vs Free
Wednesday, October 2, 2002
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Many companies are turning to the subscription model to increase their online revenues and customer loyalty. Learn the key methodologies for building a successful online subscription business, and how to strike a balance between subscription fees and advertising sales on your web site.

Jack Powers, Director, IN3.ORG

Michael Schutzler, President and CEO, Classmates Online, Inc.
Dale H. Munk, President and CEO, Sandlot Corporation
Vince Broady, Senior Vice President of Consumer Media, CNET

Preparing for the Next Wave
Thursday, October 3, 2002
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

For two dozen INTERNET WORLDs, Jack Powers' seminar Preparing for the Next Wave, held on the last day of the conference, has tied together the week's developments and looked ahead at technology, business and economic trends in the U.S. and around the world.

Get the lates version of this constanty changing talk here starting October 5, or download Jack's slides from last Spring's event:

Linked PowerPoint


Original in
PDF Format



What I Learned from the Internet Boom

By Jack Powers

Published: March 28, 2002


The State of Innovation
Computing power will fade into the woodwork.
MIT Technology Review

Jack's House
The landscape and the costs of home networking in Brooklyn are laid out in last year's Internet Home seminar slides.
[291K PDF] | [1.95MB PPT]
Caution: big files.

Will TV Come to a Cell Phone Near You?
Even if a mobile device manages to incorporate a TV, getting cable TV programming to that device will be well nigh impossible.

For comments and questions about this upcoming presentation, contact:

Jack Powers
phone: +1 718-499-1884


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After the Internet: Alien Intelli- gence.
IT guru James Martin blows past the Pinnochio arguments of academic AI by outlining how intelligent machines will be smart but very different from humans, artificial and alien to the way people think. His section on genetic algorithms, neural networks and cellular automata, "Machines That Breed," is worth the price of the whole book.


Guten- berg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age.
Literary critic Sven Birkerts doesn't like what emerging information technologies like the World Wide Web, CD-ROMs and hypertext are doing to us. He argues that reading a book is physically, philosophically and culturally better than viewing a computer screen, and he worries that electronic media culture is destroying oru individuality and making wisdom obsolete.





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