Some of the articles have a group or industry focus, such as book publishing or the realignment of telecommunications companies, while others have an individual focus, such as conducting personal research via the Internet.
Each article is self-contained, and describes conditions as of the year 2000, or the beginning of the new millennium. There is some commonality of material in pieces written by different authors; this material was retained so as to allow different views of the writers to be included.
The articles are deliberately long (they average 14 pages) to assure full coverage of the subject, and they are cross-referenced. Each article is accompanied by a summary, a glossary of terms, and a list of additional reading. Some also have explanatory graphics-graphs, tables, or photographs.