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dateMore Than a Year Ago
subjectComputers And Society
authorGreg Linden

Computers in Education Should Target Test Scores
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Computers in Education Should Target Test Scores

Does it help to bring computers into the classroom? So far, there seems to be little evidence that it does.

Who Needs a Tablet?
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Who Needs a Tablet?

Tablets do not solve a mainstream problem, they only serve a niche.

Who Needs a Netbook?
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Who Needs a Netbook?

In only a couple years, improved smartphones and laptops have closed the niche that netbooks lived in. Rather than mourn the loss of netbooks, let's celebrate their...

Teaching Kids to Feel the Math With Computers
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Teaching Kids to Feel the Math With Computers

Why are students still calculating when they could be understanding?  Now that computers are everywhere, how should math education change?

Massive Scale Data Mining For Education
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Massive Scale Data Mining For Education

With the increased use of computers in education, there will be a big new opportunity for computers to learn to help students learn.

Old Geeks Never Die, They Just Get Grumpier
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Old Geeks Never Die, They Just Get Grumpier

With age comes wisdom, or so they say.  But when we geeks age, does it make us wiser or just grumpier?

How Many Computers Will You Own?
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How Many Computers Will You Own?

How many computing devices will you have in ten years? Two? Six? Just one?

Has the Spam War Been Won?
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Has the Spam War Been Won?

A decade ago, e-mail spam was a severe problem.  Now, e-mail spam is barely noticeable.  After years of battles between spam filters and spammers creating new tricks...

What Will 2010 Bring?
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What Will 2010 Bring?

What changes will we see in 2010 in computing?

The Rise of the External Brain
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The Rise of the External Brain

From an entirely unexpected source, we begin to realize the dream of an external brain that supplements our knowledge, wisdom, and memories.

Is Advertising Inherently Deceptive?
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Is Advertising Inherently Deceptive?

People dislike current advertising because it is often irrelevant and annoying.  It would be good to make advertising more helpful, relevant, and useful to people...

What Is a Good Recommendation Algorithm?
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What Is a Good Recommendation Algorithm?

Someone may win the one million dollar Netflix Prize soon.  Will the winning algorithm produce movie recommendations that people like?
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