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March 16th, 2004

IT 'guru' gives Oxford millions

James Martin, a best-selling author on information technology, will have an institute named in his honour, looking at the global effect of technology. The gift starts at 700,000 a year, rising to 1.4m in perpetuity. The James Martin Institute will study the social, environmental and economic effects of computers. Researchers will hold discussions with leading business and government figures. Among the subjects debated will be emerging technologies such as genomics and nanotechnology.

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