RAND Review: Fall 2000

On the Cover

There are now about 100 million Internet hosts around the world, a number that has nearly doubled almost every year since 1982, according to the Internet Software Consortium, a nonprofit organization based in Redwood City, Calif. RAND researchers estimate that about half of all Internet users today reside in either the United States or Canada. High-speed Internet connections exist almost exclusively between the United States and Europe and between the United States and Asia. There are very few high-speed links to or among developing countries.

ILLUSTRATION BY PETER SORIANO

Fall 2000 Contents

Message from the Editor

Letters to the Editor

News

    Information up against the Great Wall Portrait of a brain on drugs Popular culture as a terrorist threat?

Tranquilizing Effect

To prevent youth violence, try a dose of stability, a shot of self-esteem, or some good pediatric advice

Cover Story

Transcendental Destination

Where will the information revolution lead?

Competitive Jolt

For electricity deregulation to work, surge capacity is just the beginning


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