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with C.M. Maclay, Community Internet Access in Rural Areas: Solving the Economic Sustainability Puzzle. The Global Information Technology Report 2001-2002:Readiness for the Networked World. Oxford University Press. 2002.

Wither Wireless Networks for Rural Development. To appear Rural Development Dialogue.
with A. Jhunjhunwala & C.M. Maclay, Link up rural India. The Economic Times, April 4, 2001.

Towards computational memetics. Journal of Memetics, 4(2), 2001.

with H. Shakeel, B. Miller, & S. Weber. Comparing Urban and Rural Telecenters Costs. Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, vol 4, 2001.

with M. Bers. Rural Connected Communities: A Project in Online Collaborative Journalism. In Proceedings of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL’99), pp. 41-46.

How Culture Can Guide Evolution: An Inquiry into Gene/Meme Enhancement and Opposition. Journal of Adaptive Behavior, 7(3/4), 289-306.

Adaptive Value Within Natural Language Discourse. To appear Evolution of Communication Journal.

Microevolutionary Language Theory. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis.

with R. Pocklington. Meaning as use: Transmission fidelity and evolution in NetNews. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 196(3), pp. 389-395, 1999.

Memes on memes - A critique of memetic models. Journal of Memetics, 2(1), 1998.

Memes and Genetic Opposition. Proc. 15th Int. Congress on Cybernetics (Association Internat. de Cybernetique, Namur), 1998.

Corporal Ecologies and Population Fitness on the Net, Journal of Artificial Life, v 3, n 4, 261-287, 1998.

Models for Interacting Populations of Memes, Journal of Memetics, 1(2), December, 1997.

with R. Pocklington. Cultural Evolution and Units of Selection in Replicating Text, Journal of Theoretical Biology, v 188, n 1, September 7, 1997, p79-87.

Models for Interacting Populations of Memes: Competition and Niche Behavior, Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Artificial Life, edited by Phil Husbands and Inman Harvey. MIT Press/Bradford Books 1997.

An Ecology of the Net: Message Morphology and Evolution in NetNews, MIT Media Lab Machine Understanding Technical Report 96-001.

with N. Nieuwejaar, D. Kotz, A. Purakayastha, and C.S. Ellis. File-Access Characteristics of Parallel Scientific Workloads. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Processing, Vol 7, No 10, 1996.

with A. Purakayastha, C. Ellis, D. Kotz, and N. Nieuwejaar. Characterizing Parallel File-access Patterns on a Large-scale Multiprocessor. IEEE Ninth International Parallel Processing Symposium, April, 1995.

with J.L. Frankel, et.al.. System for Compiling Parallel Communications Instructions Including Their Embedded Data Transfer Information. United States Patent Number 5,335,491. October, 1994.

with A. Greenberg, C. Stanfill, and L.W. Tucker. CMMD I/O: A Parallel Unix I/O. In IEEE Seventh International Parallel Processing Symposium, pages 489-495, 1993.