People in the industry The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced a slew of elections to its board and its product divisions. Tom Callahan, president of Sawyers Control Systems, a home electronics integration company, became CEA's TechHome Division Chair and a member of the CEA Executive Board. Callahan is the first non-manufacturer elected to the CEA Executive Board. Other new CEA Executive Board members include Mike O'Neal, chair of CEA's Accessories Division and president and CEO of Gemini Industries; Gary Warzin, chair of CEA's Audio Division and president of Audiophile Systems; and Peter Fannon, chair of CEA's Video Division and vice president of technology policy and regulatory

By Natalie Hope McDonald We have seen the future, and it's not what your mother warned you about. On the contrary, you can have that proverbial cake and eat it, too, thanks to wireless devices that transform the desktop into a workstation on the go. During PC Expo in New York City, the fashion for functionality was all about multi-tasking. It's not enough for a cell phone to be a cell phone, without also being a handheld. It's also more endemic that the laptop you're using in-transit transforms into a full workstation when you're at home. Amid the flurry of new devices, the schizophrenic theme

When Rose Blumkin opened the Nebraska Furniture Mart in 1937, she had little idea it would evolve into one of the greatest stories of midwest retailing. Mrs. Blumkin, just now retired at age 104, must look around the 72-acre campus that makes up the Furniture Mart--Mrs. B's Basement and Mega Mart, the electronics superstore that opened on the site in November, 1994--and marvel at how things have evolved. Owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway investment corporation since 1983, but still run by the Blumkins, including son Louie, and grandsons Irv, Ron and Steve, Nebraska Furniture Mart is nothing short of a midwest phenomena. Walking

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