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JAPAN'S OBSESSION with hi-tech bathrooms, including heated toilet seats and self-flushing cisterns, could have calamitous effects. The super- toilets, computer scientists have warned, could fall foul of the millennium bug.

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JAPAN'S OBSESSION with hi-tech bathrooms, including heated toilet seats and self-flushing cisterns, could have calamitous effects. The super- toilets, computer scientists have warned, could fall foul of the millennium bug.

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Brazil's technological revolutionary

Rodrigo Baggio is giving his country's slum-dwellers a chance.

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Network: A computer is only as good as its master

BOOK REVIEW: WIRED LIFE: WHO ARE WE IN THE DIGITAL AGE? BY CHARLES JONSCHER, BANTAM, pounds 14.99; Computers have redefined the culture of our age, but they will always take second place to the ability of the human brain.

Open Eye: World's largest IT course wins the industry's top award

A revolutionary new Open University course, designed to help Britain prepare for the next millennium of computing, has won the IT world's equivalent of an Oscar.

The DIY guide to supercomputers

EARLIER THIS year I wrote about how I built a computer from the parts bins at Fry's, a local Silicon Valley institution. I installed the Linux operating system on it, and said computer is still chugging away as a Web server, telling the tale of how I put it together (at magellan.gulker.com).

Web Design: Vector graphics in the clear

THERE IS a saying that seems to be used all too often when referring to the Web and its various technological offshoots: "The future is now." This has to be one of the dumbest phrases ever coined and shows how amazingly short-sighted some people can be. The fact is that, despite how advanced the technology we have right now seems, it is nothing compared with what is around the corner. In the case of Web graphics, if all the future offers designers is bit-map (http://www. independent.co.uk/net/980629ne/story4.html), the Web is in big trouble.
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