Tech Center Faculty Start InformationWeek Column

Posted: December 18, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

InformationWeek, a national magazine that reaches 440,000 business and information technology professionals with news, analysis, research, and perspectives on the latest business technology trends, has tapped Bradford Brown, chairman of the School of Law’s National Center for Technology and Law (Tech Center), and David Post, Tech Center senior fellow and a Temple University law professor, to write a monthly technology column called “On the Horizon.” Brown also will serve on the magazine’s editorial advisory board.

In their first column, which comes out on Dec. 24, Brown and Post address the speed of innovation and its relationship to the dot-com era. (UPDATE: Because of a scheduling conflict, the column on innovation will appear in February and a column on peer-to-peer sharing will appear in a January special issue on trends.) “There’s a lot of discussion out there that innovation has slowed down because of the dot-com bust,” says Brown. “We don’t necessarily think that’s true. Many dot-com companies were built on an existing structure–the Internet–that took 20 years to create and become commercially viable. Innovation generally takes a long time, and the American interest in creating and innovating is not going to go away.”

Future columns will focus on issues relating to technology policy and the law and changes in the network economy, covering “everything from Jefferson and the Net to privacy to critical infrastructure issues,” says Brown, who notes that his expertise in technology policy and Post’s specialty in Internet law make them a good team.

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