Bill Joy writes Why the Future Doesn't Need Us.
Jaron Lanier writes One Half a Manifesto.
The Public Library of Science project is begun.
Thomas Penfield Jackson rules that Microsoft violated anti-trust laws and orders a break-up.
AOL and Time Warner merge.
IBM pledges $1 billion to Linux development.
Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori resigns in the face of 2,000 incriminating videotapes shown on national television.