SAN FRANCISCO (10/27/2003) - Maureen Thomas had a challenge: to create a Web site that would provide information and links to job placement resources for welfare-to-work participants, many of whom had never used a PC, much less a Web browser. Complicating the task further, Thomas, a computer resources manager for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, had no experience building Web sites and no budget to speak of.
Stories by Anne Kandra
SAN FRANCISCO (09/22/2003) - If you'd rather show up at your high school reunion in a '76 Gremlin than lock horns with a pushy car salesperson over floor mats and finance plans, you're not alone. A few years ago, the prophets of the new economy told us that no one would ever have to wrestle with a pinkie-ringed car shark anymore. Instead, customers would just log on and buy a new vehicle completely online.