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The passengers on the morning commuter train from San Francisco to Silicon Valley, who look young enough to be carded at happy hour, are clad in shin-length, hip-hugging jeans and trendy pleather jackets, bopping their bleached-blond heads in time with the music from their CDman players. Although they may excel at office foosball and be handy users of PlayStation, the new economy's supposedly new breed of workers is not all fun and games. I count 12 people in my car punching away at their laptops and five others on cell phones arguing over cost reductions and ordering accountants to redo configurations. Caltrain officials say that more and more of these commuters are returning as late as the 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. trains.
Conservative leaders in Utah do not want to follow the rules of Florida math--that is, the precept that the first count is the best one, no matter how incomplete. The state of Utah, led by its Republican governor and five congressmen, has filed suit in federal court demanding a recount of Census 2000 numbers. The problem: Utah came up just short of having enough people to win a new congressional seat. By an Al Gore-style margin of 856 people, Utah lost out to North Carolina.