Each issue, "Our Times" asks a panel of editors to comment on a particular question or topic designed to gain perspective on the world of networking today. For this issue, given its focus on technology, we posed this question to a panel of four editors: "High tech / high touch: oxymoron--or marriage made in networking heaven?" Here's what they said.

People Power at High Speed
By Dan Conlon
Don't Forget to Pick Up the Phone!
By Jude Hodge
Spreadsheets and Fresh-Baked Cookies
By Rusty Peterman
The Human Touch
By Laura Kaufman