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Subject: Nanotechnology: Fact or Fiction
I have permission from Amacom Books to distribute an
excerpt from "NANOCOSM: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes
coming from the Inconceivably Small," a new book by award-
winning science writer William Illsey Atkinson.
The excerpt is called "The Death of Digital Technology,"
and features remarks by IBM's director of physical
sciences, Dr. Thomas N. Theis, about the limits of digital
information storage and the coming return to analog
systems. This shocking admission highlights a battle in
nanoscience between the machinists, who foresee microscopic
factories and robots, and the naturalists, who use
biomimicry to get viruses and proteins to do their bidding.
NANOCOSM documents this philosophical divide, but mostly
finds unity in the world of the super small. Atkinson shows
how scientific disciplines are uniting at the nano level:
biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Also joining
forces are the nations of the world; NANOCOSM features
contributions from the U.S.A., Japan, the U.K., Brussels,
France, Canada, Australia, among others. Published by the
American Management Association's Amacom Books imprint,
NANOCOSM also focuses on the evaluation and exploitation of
this technology by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and
multinational firms in pharmaceuticals, information
technology, manufacturing, transportation, and other major
To get the excerpt on "The Death of Digital Technology,"
just send e-mail with the subject line "Send Nanocosm"
and I'll reply with a text file. If you'd like to
personally probe the author of NANOCOSM, he'll be
at The WELL's Inkwell Forum, June 2 - 13. More information
about the free WELL Conference is in the excerpt file.
[ July 01, 2003, 01:32 AM: Message edited by: david mancuso ]