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Technology Review Changes Misguided

Technology Review Changes Misguided

The two cover stories of the April 24 issue of The Tech ["Clinton to Address Graduates at Commencement;" "Redesigned Technology Review Will Shift Focus to Innovation"] contrasted poorly and displayed the shortsightedness of Technology Review. One article boasted that President Clinton would honor MIT by speaking at Commencement, most likely on an "important topic" that will involve policy statements regarding science and technology,'" according to President Charles M. Vest. Meanwhile, the article below included Technology Review publisher Martha Connors trumpeting that technology and policy "was relevant in the 1970's, but that has really changed," and using this preposterous rationale as a basis for gutting the magazine of technology policy issues. Perhaps Technology Review should tell President Clinton to go elsewhere with his "irrelevant" speech about technology and policy.

Darian W. Unger G