In "5 New Patents to Watch," the editors pick the patents they believe will transform business and technology. Anyone living on the West Coast in 2001 might pay special attention to the next article. Fuel cells and microturbines could turn almost any consumer into a power-producer. Peter Fairly has the story in "Power to the People." The concept of the computer desktop will someday be a thing of the past. Instead, we'll be looking for other platforms to hold computing power. What will take the place of Windows in this new environment? Claire Tristram explores the possibilities in "Battle for the Unseen Computer." Also in this issue: the challenge of finding a new domain name and the possibilities of interactive television.
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