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Want to See Some Really Sick Art?
2:00 a.m. PDT   On display at the Venice Bienale, one of the art world's most prestigious events, is a computer virus that its creators claim is art. "The virus is a useless but critical handcraft, similar to classical art," says its creators. Uh huh. By Reena Jana.

A Disturbing, Latino View of Tech
2:00 a.m. PDT   "Putografia Virtual," a new art exhibit in San Francisco, offers a bleak portrait of the debris of the digital revolution and its unhelpful relationship with people of color. Angel Gonzalez reports from San Francisco.

Free-Lance Rule Raises Questions
Tuesday   Monday's Supreme Court ruling in favor of a group of free-lance writers may set a standard for copyright in the electronic age. But some question whether it will also prevent publishers from putting content online. By Kendra Mayfield.

Making the Grade
A Gadget Festival for Teachers
Tuesday   The National Educational Computing Conference offers a plethora of bells, whistles and handhelds. Here's a look at some of the gimmicks that caught the eye of educators. Katie Dean reports from Chicago.

E-Publishing Ink
How to Pre-Sell a Best-Seller
Tuesday   Interest in Neil Gaiman's American Gods is spurred on by his three-year-old online journal. Also: An online rag goes downloadable, and another e-mail publication experiments with "print" ads. All in M.J. Rose's notebook.

Help Babies, Red-Nose Your Phone
Tuesday   Red Nose Day is coming down under, and in addition to placing the clown apparatus on your face to help Sudden Infant Death Syndrome research, you can download one for your mobile phone. Kim Griggs reports from Wellington, New Zealand.

Making the Grade
Jobs Throws Apple at Teachers
Monday   Steve Jobs' keynote address at the National Educational Computing Conference starts out as one big commercial, but ends up being pretty functional. Katie Dean reports from Chicago.

San Angelo, Texas: Home of Spies
Monday   Spies flock to this West Texas town like flies. They train here, they spy here, they retire here, they die here. Of course, nobody will tell you that, officially. Bill Lamb reports from San Angelo, Texas.

Just Say No to College Aid?
Monday   Dodging questions about drugs can keep qualified students out of college thanks to President Bush, who by the way never did say whether he did coke. Now, a group of students is hopping mad and out to change the law. By Brad King.

Making the Grade
Refresher Course on Teaching Tech
Monday   About 16,000 teachers are expected to attend this week's National Educational Computing Conference. It's a place where teachers exchange ideas and learn new skills. Katie Dean reports from Chicago.

Dean's List
Building Web Pages, Not Campfires
Monday   Girls go to camp to boost their technology skills. Also: Teachers enter a housing lottery in Silicon Valley.... files for Chapter 11.... And more, in Katie Dean's education notebook.

Ukraine's Domain in Dot-Dispute
Friday   The country's been on Net alert ever since the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze was linked to the president. Now the government is trying to take control of the dot-ua domain to protect against "internal and external attack." By Julia Barton.

Making the Grade
Kids Get With the Programming
Friday   Java? Easy. Perl? Even easier. That's the verdict from kids at Longfellow Middle School in Berkeley, California, who are learning to program. Reporter Katie Dean and Multimedia Producer Jeremy Barna pay a visit to one of the top middle school computer science programs in the country.

True Confessions: Only in Person
Friday   The Catholic Church has embraced the Internet in many ways, but some things just can't be conducted virtually. Confession, officials say, is one of them. By Angel Gonzalez.

The DVD Will Soon Be With You
June 21, 2001   The good news: A Star Wars movie is finally coming to DVD. The bad news: It's The Phantom Menace. Aficionados wish they'd have had more by now, but they're not looking a gift Wookie in the mouth. By Andy Patrizio.

Where's The Money?
Sign of Riches Fits To a T-Shirt
June 21, 2001   Forget the analysts and the earnings reports. Ignore Big Al. Wired News editor Jon Rochmis predicts the economic future, and it's all there on a T-shirt.

Women Without Businessmen
June 21, 2001   In the battle to even the playing field in technology, women need to assert themselves. "It's not the time to be wallflowers and wimps," says the keynote speaker. Kendra Mayfield reports from the Women in Technology International Summit in Santa Clara, California.

WITI Famer Thinks Small
June 21, 2001   Agilent's Darlene Solomon, one of three women to be inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame, is on the forefront of nanobiotechnology. Kendra Mayfield reports from Santa Clara, California.

She's the Sexiest Geek Alive
June 21, 2001   Here's how a college science professor won the "Sexiest Geek Alive" contest: She sued a now-defunct dot-com for spamming her, and won. Get that cold shower ready. Farhad Manjoo reports from San Jose, California.

Sweet, Green Home, Chicago
June 20, 2001   Chicago, known forever as the Windy City, is finally getting the hint: It'll use wind (and solar) power in an effort to become America's "greenest" city.

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