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On the 10th anniversary of ACM's Digital Library
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On the 10th anniversary of ACM's Digital Library

 When ACM launched its pioneering Digital Library a decade ago, it was one of the first professional societies to offer its members—and the broader computing community—a...

Education: Reprogramming college preparatory computer science
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Education: Reprogramming college preparatory computer science

The college preparatory computer science education curriculum must be improved, beginning with the earliest phases of the process.

Legally speaking: <i>Quanta</i>fying the value of patent exhaustion
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Legally speaking: Quantafying the value of patent exhaustion

Should patents confer power to restrict reuses and redistributions of products embodying the whole or essential parts of inventions?

Cyber Privacy and Security Pose Difficult Problems
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Cyber Privacy and Security Pose Difficult Problems

It's not just science or engineering that will be needed to address security concerns, but law, economics, anthropology, and more.

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization
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CTO Roundtable on Virtualization: Part I

Virtualization technology is hot again, but for the right reasons?

Point/counterpoint: The U.S. should ban paperless electronic voting machines
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Point/counterpoint: The U.S. should ban paperless electronic voting machines

Debating the public policy issues involved in proposed efforts toward improving voting systems while considering the range of technical and societal challenges.

Historical reflections: Will the future of software be open source?
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Historical reflections: Will the future of software be open source?

Tracing the course of influential computing developments and considering possible paths to new paradigms.

From the front lines: DOA with SOA
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From the front lines: DOA with SOA

Diagnosing the symptoms of failing to accommodate critical software architecture properties that often result in the demise of projects.

Computer Experts: Guns-for-Hire or Professionals?
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Computer Experts: Guns-for-Hire or Professionals?: guns-for-hire or professionals?

Considering the responsibilities of those who build systems fundamental to significant social functions, institutions, and values.

Q&A: A complex thinker
From Communications of the ACM

Q&A: A complex thinker

Daphne Koller discusses probabilistic relational modeling, artificial intelligence, and her new work with biologists.
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