Editorial

Newsroom Notes

August 21 2000
Editorial

Newsroom Notes

August 21 2000

Newsmagazines have at least two distinct roles: to bring insight to events that have already happened, and to look ahead at trends likely to shape readers’ lives in future. It is that second task that has preoccupied a Maclean's team in recent weeks as it prepared our cover package on the incredible array of advances in technology looming on the immediate—and more distant—horizons. The stories and features were reported by Vancouver-based National Technology Correspondent Chris Wood and Associate Editor Danylo Hawaleshka in Toronto, and checked by Researcher-Reporter Derek Chezzi. The package was overseen by Assistant Managing Editor Berton Woodward.

The project marks the first in what will be a continuing series of in-depth reports on technology—both the dazzling gadgetry and the deeper impact. “In the months to come,” says Wood, “we hope to examine the profound ways in which technology is shaping society and our ideas about who we are and how we work, play and govern ourselves.”