Five profiles from the Austin tech community: 21st Century Project founder Gary Chapman, Her Domain president Donna Kidwell, Hoover's CEO Patrick Spain, writer and marketing whiz Will Kreth, and Austin Free-Net executive director Ana Sisnett
Salon Editor David Talbot and Inside.com Editor Michael Hirschorn have been on the media frontline throughout their careers. And both are well-versed in the pitfalls of providing a product -- online content -- that, so far at least, has few willing buyers. But the two have taken different approaches to achieving profitability on the Web.
There are 40 blocks closed in downtown Austin due to various construction and cable-laying projects. When the Empire State Building was built in New York City, the city closed no blocks. Also, news on the upcoming SXSW festival and the Texas Film Hall of Fame.
Looking at three books -- Plague Time, Cancer: The Evolutionary Legacy, and The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine, Roger Gathman observes that for every advance in technology, nature counterbalances with new opportunities for disease.