Volume III, Issue 27
December 28, 1999 - January 3, 2000
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:
omputer scientists in Austin are developing the first real-world equivalent of HAL, the murderous computer from the film "2001." But Cyc (as in en-cyc-lopedia) isn't likely to be a danger to humans.
Performer Rob Nash has written a quartet of charming, alarming, and entertaining coming-of-age plays based on his experiences in Catholic high school in Houston, Texas.
And from the Weekly Wire archives, we've got some punch recipes for your New Year's celebrations, and a guide for celebrating by yourself.
Now What? 
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.
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The Brain Behind Cyc 
Doug Lenat discusses artificial intelligence and its increasing presence in the next century.
Sid Moody, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Head of the Class 
With Senioritis, the conclusion to his quartet of plays set at a Catholic high school in Houston, solo performer Rob Nash is all set to graduate -- to Off-Broadway, says Robi Polgar.
Robi Polgar, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Dip into these retro potions for your New Year's Eve party.
Keir Graff, NEWCITY CHICAGO
On spending New Year's Eve alone.
Maureen Needham, NASHVILLE SCENE
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