Technology Hits a Midlife Bump "Jim Gray, a computer scientist, has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. For his pioneering research on databases and transaction processing at I.B.M. and elsewhere, he won the 1999 A. M. Turing Award, sometimes called the Nobel of computer science. "I've seen the `end' at least twice in my career — only to be surprised by the next wave," said Mr. Gray, who now works for Microsoft. "My guess is that this computer thing has just gotten started.""
Another timely and insightful Steve Lohr snapshot of the IT business.