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Just when you thought biologists were getting comfortable with IT, here comes a whole new take on information technology. Fast Company offers this interview with Tom Austin, a researcher with Gartner, in which he discusses his theory that "social sciences will become more important to IT departments than IT itself." He says that web 2.0 will change how we interact and use computers, arguing that sites like MySpace and Facebook will become models of how this interaction works.

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