IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY?"
by John Brockman
years ago, to mark the first anniversary of Edge, I asked
the participants of The Third Culture Mail "What Questions Are You
"The World Question Center" was published on Edge on
December 30, 1997 and covered by The New York Times, Atlantic
Unbound, Die Zeit, The Independent, and New Scientist.
(See "Edge in the News.")
The project was interesting, worthwhile....and fun.
deep and ambitious questions....breathtaking in scope. Keep watching
The World Question Center." New Scientist (editorial)
year, to mark the second anniversary of Edge, I polled the
list on (a) "What Is The Most
Important Invention In The Past Two Thousand Years?" ... and (b) "Why?".
publication on January 4, 1999 was covered by The Wall Street Journal,
Asahi Shimbun, Newsweek, Die Zeit, Bill Gates' New York Times
syndicated column, Salon, The Sciences, Feed, Scientific American,
The Telegraph, Wired News, and Peter Jennngs on ABC Nightly
and often surprising answers ....a fascinating survey of intellectual
and creative wonders of the world ..... Reading them reminds
me of how wondrous our world is." Bill Gates, New
York Times Syndicated Column
to this year's question, "WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED
STORY?" are available (a) by
clicking on the contributions of each of the 75 contributors to
date on this page, or (b) in a lenghtly "Easy-Print"
version of about 50,000 words.
you for your interest and Happy New Year!
Publisher & Editor