- Newsmaker: President Bush to Deploy Missile Defense by 2004
For the first time since the 1960-s, President Bush has decided to deploy a missile defense system in 2004. More modest than President Reagan-s Star Wars program, the 10 ground-based interceptor rockets could counter potential threats by the so-called -axis of evil.- Bill Gertz, who broke the story in today-s Washington Times, has more on the development and testing of the new system as well as response from around the world.
- Reporter-s Notebook: PC Nation? Sims Online on Sale Today
Electronic games have become a $12 billion industry in the US, even though only a fraction of them are played on the Internet. That may change with today-s introduction of The Sims Online. What will it mean for the lifestyles of young Americans and their parents? J.C. Herz, online game expert and author of Joystick Nation, talks about games in the US and in South Korea, where Internet gaming is a national spectator sport.
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