The opinion archive provides access to past opinion stories from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.
A war between China and America is a favorite subject of armchair military analysts. Why would it happen? How would it play out?
As the New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto, it's getting some great shots.
Stephen Hawking woke up Tuesday morning and immediately summoned his handlers.
Minimizing data collection to protect user privacy and increase security.
Research into what makes software projects succeed.
Considering some of the requested exceptions to technical protection mechanisms.
Reflecting on the complexities associated with maintaining rapidly changing information technology.
An exploration of the education-to-work pipeline.
How government service can profoundly influence computer science research and education.
Under what conditions should one engage in cyberwar? How should such a conflict be waged?
Summer reading recommendations for computer scientists, courtesy of the SIGCSE 2016 Using Science Fiction in CS Courses BOF.
It is past time to reunite the big data, cloud, and high-performance computing communities. Each can each learn much from …
In his 1942 short story 'Runaround', science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov …
One of the first electronic, programmable computers in the world …
A new adaptive importance sampling algorithm can help generate more …