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July 8, 1990 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In February, Nikkei Computer magazine rendered its verdict on one of the largest software development projects attempted in Japan, an automation project known as SIGMA. "The Failure of a National Project that Took Five Years and 25 Billion Yen," the headline blared. Software specialists have come to a similar conclusion about the Fifth Generation Project, the multimillion-dollar endeavor that was supposed to propel Japaninto world leadership in artificial intelligence.
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BUSINESS
January 13, 1986 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS, Times Staff Writer
He's 28 years old, but Terry Garnett says he feels closer to 50. In less than three years, he nurtured an idea into a computer program, then into a company and finally into an acquisition plum. Along the way, Garnett picked up a load of executive-level pressures and headaches. Garnett is one of those bright young entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley who seem to come along as regular as payday.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1990 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tucked away in one of Tokyo's most fashionable neighborhoods, a house thinks, senses and acts on its own. It can tell when to snap on the lights by sensing your body heat. It knows when to open the windows, air-condition the room and water the plants. It will flush the toilet, flip on the faucet and air-dry your hands, all without human help. If the phone rings, it mutes the stereo.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1989 | John Burgess, The Washington Post
In a San Francisco courthouse, three giants of the American computer industry are having it out over questions that, boiled down to their essentials, might be expressed as follows: Is a waste basket fundamentally different from a trash can? And if it is, does it matter?
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