January 22, 2001
The digital age affects our jobs, the economy, and where we live. Joel Katkin, a fellow at the Davenport Institute for Public Policy at Pepperdine University, explains how cities will respond to the shift in labor markets. Some cities will thrive, and others will barely survive.  His book is "The New Geography : How The Digital Age Is Reshaping The American Landscape".

Solving crimes may be easier now, if you're using "CATCH", a computer program that evaluates and correlates crimes stored in various databases across the country. Lars Kangas and a group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory created "Computer Aided Tracking and Characterization of Homicides", which sorts crimes by characteristics such as weapon or location, to help detectives make connections they might have overlooked.

Three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and this adage being used to death between now and April 15th. That said, tech contributor Heather Newman will stop by to tell us about the latest tax-prep software. She’s tested several programs, and she’ll tell us what worked, what didn’t, and why you might not want to deduct your computer. 

Click here to read Heather's column of tax software from the Detroit Free Press.

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