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Robotic Delight
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Robotic Delight

Corporate showrooms offer floor after floor of lovable digital strangeness.  It's easy to forget they're after your cash. 

Perception Matters
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Perception Matters

The rapid pace of technology means that there are solutions that worked well, but are now abandoned -- not always for technical reasons.  Perceptions about a technology...

Atonement
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Atonement

A pointer to the petition to get an apology to Alan Turing from the British Government.

­Ubiquity
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­Ubiquity

Technology and information are ominpresent in Tokyo, but nobody seems to notice; a look at the future of ultra-integrated high technology. 

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...

Impact, Not Indicators or Artifacts
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Impact, Not Indicators or Artifacts

It is worth remembering that our field grew from the confluence of mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, psychology, information theory and management and...

How We Make Decisions About CS1
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How We Make Decisions About CS1

How do we decide what to put in our introductory courses, and for who, and using what language?  My experience suggests that we make our decisions more on the basis...

Beyond Current Horizons
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Beyond Current Horizons

A brief description of a UK project which attempts to predict what society will be like in 30 years time.

Progress in Internet Networking in La
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Progress in Internet Networking in La

Access to the Internet has always been a problem in South America and especially in some areas where there is no infrastructure, but this is slowly changing. ...

Locomotive Complexity
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Locomotive Complexity

Reflections on the the Japanese railyway system as a modern marvel of efficiency and infrastructure. 

As I Once Thunk
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As I Once Thunk

Is it time to capture the magic that attracted us into computer science in an essential course called Computing?

Computer Science Outreach: Meeting the Kids Half-Way
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Computer Science Outreach: Meeting the Kids Half-Way

Some thoughts on how to interest young people in computer science, based on some recent workshops.

No, We're Not Losing Our Ability to Think Critically
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No, We're Not Losing Our Ability to Think Critically

A response to the July 2009 CACM article: "Are We Losing Our Ability to Think Critically?" In short: nope! There isn't much evidence to support this, so relax.

Correction and U­pdates on Role of APCS in ­Undergraduate Enrollment
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Correction and U­pdates on Role of APCS in ­Undergraduate Enrollment

The number of students taking the Advanced Placement Exam in Computer Science (APCS) is distressingly low.  My earlier data were wrong, but even with these data...

Lessons From Apollo
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Lessons From Apollo

 As we consider how to explain the necessity of long-term investment in science and technology research and development, as we teach a new generation of students...

Advertainment
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Advertainment

Real-world hyperlinks find their way into the most surprising places, and in the process become a staple of a Japanese mobile culture.

Technological Garbage
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Technological Garbage

Are Latin American countries prepared enough to deal with the environmental and health risks caused by techno-garbage?

What's That You Say?
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What's That You Say?

Science fiction has long told of a Universe thick with real-time speech-to-speech translation devices, and recent experiences in the land of the rising sun suggest...

Campus Party Colombia
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Campus Party Colombia

 July 6 2009, is the starting date for the second edition of “campus party” which is one of the most important technological shows of the world.

Touchdown, Japan
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Touchdown, Japan

Science and sake in equal parts at the National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute orientation.  
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