Prodigal System: California's SAWS After laboring for more than two decades, at a cost approaching $1 billion, California has yet to deliver a statewide automated welfare system. Number-Crunching A new spreadsheet literally puts San Francisco commissioners on the same page. Justice & Technology NCSC Showcases the Courtroom of the Future At the largest and only court technology conference, attendees caught a glimpse of courtrooms for the next century Product News Product News Product News Product Focus Product Focus: Notebooks The notebook computer has become an increasingly affordable productivity tool of choice for people with nomadic tendencies. Access Privacy Trumps Access, And It Ain't Cheap Although Congress vastly underestimated the cost of implementing FOIA, it clearly understood that cost was not to be an obstacle to access. CIO Profile Carolyn Purcell CIO, state of Texas and president of NASIRE Carolyn Purcell CIO, state of Texas and president of NASIRE Imaging Imaging First: Maricopa County Puts Deeds on the Web Signaling a big change in how customers access land records, Maricopa County has opened up its imaging database to the World Wide Web. Notes from the Field Notes From the Field Notes From the Field People GTC East GTC East Internet 1997 Best of the Web Winners 1997 Best of the Web Winners Remaining Afloat in a rising Tide of Data Is there a way to balance the competing needs of access and privacy? Should the Social Security Administration try again to make some of their information available on the Web? Snapshot National Technology Snapshot A round-up of information technology news and events from each of the 50 states.