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U.S. on the Edge of Telerevolution

The French call it telematique. We call it telecomputing or telematics. Whatever you call it, the marriage of computers and communications is changing the way we work, the way we live and the way we compete with others around the world. Throughout history, competitive advantage among cities and states has been shaped by technology and…

McInnis draws curious crowd

ASPEN — It was a bright, sunny day with 60 inches of new powder on the surrounding ski slopes. Yet, despite ideal skiing conditions, both residents and tourists — some dressed for business and others for skiing — crowded into The Little Nell hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain to eat a Mexican buffet…

Global enterprise has rural roots

In the back room of a small paint store in rural Pullman, Wash., business development specialists are using a computer and fax machine to try to sell local agricultural equipment and expertise in the global marketplace. It’s a grassroots operation that works. The non-profit, bootstraps initiative, AgriTechnics International, was established in April by the Palouse…