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May 10, 2000

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Information technology (IT) has gone mainstream. The frenetic pace of innovation is creating an assortment of new IT systems and services that are being integrated into a variety of important business and societal functions, such as commerce, health care, education, manufacturing, and personal interaction. These technologies undergird the nation's economy and have altered daily life. But for society to benefit fully from these developments, the scale and scope of IT research must be expanded to address the additional challenges created by them.

David G. Messerschmitt, Roger A. Strauch, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley.