The opinion archive provides access to past opinion stories from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.
Reading this right now?
Playing with a geometric puzzle or stress ball at your desk can seem like idle diversion. It may also spark clearer or more creative thinking.
It's an interesting time to be a computer security researcher.
Thursday, during a rancorous meeting of the Federal Communications Commission, the agencyvoted 3-2 to impose public utility regulations on Internet access providers, resurrecting a 1934 law known as Title II.
A recent case challenges the long-standing view that application program interfaces are not protectable under copyright law.
Comparing the legacy of Alan Turing in computer science with that of Carl Friedrich Gauss in mathematics.
Sharing experiences running artifact evaluation committees for five major conferences.
Introducing children to fundamental computing concepts through Computer Science Unplugged.
Considering the role of institutional review boards in computing research.
In our elation about rising CS enrollments, we are overlooking a growing shortage of computing technicians. Our education system is not responding to this need.
According to U.S. News & World Report: Money, the top four STEM careers (and nine of the top 20) are …
Computing educators' practice would dramatically improve if we drew on evidence, rather than intuition.
Agile authors tell us that we can build systems one feature at a time. Can we?
Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at Google reported on …
This year, the University of Oxford will celebrate the 200th …
The highest resolution image yet taken of Comet 67P by …