was born in 1901, Morse code was all the rage. Todays communications
choices are a bit more varied: telephones, mobile phones, beepers,
fax, e-mail, web pages, hand-held computers, and more.
need supporting technologies to enter the mainstream: smaller
circuits, clearer reception, better optics, faster modems. NIST
strives to provide new measurement methods well ahead of industrys
production needs. This helps ensure that lack of quality control
and measurement know-how does not limit U.S. technological innovation.