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The Vote as a Declared Datum
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The Vote as a Declared Datum

A vote is a datum that sheds its original identity but persists.

Why Is There No Well-Known Swiss IT Industry?
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Why Is There No Well-Known Swiss IT Industry?

Herbert Bruderer asks why no information technology industry emerged in Switzerland in the 1950s, despite the appearance of computers from several sources.

Not So Good After All? Don't Let 'Altruism' Kill Your Company
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Not So Good After All? Don't Let 'Altruism' Kill Your Company

Altruism is often heralded as a panacea for management challenges, but it could actually be a death sentence for your team and projects. Here's why. 

The Internet at 50
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The Internet at 50

A personalized take on three things we have to celebrate about the Internet today.

Evolution Through Revolution: Getting Your Team to Embrace Change
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Evolution Through Revolution: Getting Your Team to Embrace Change

Don't accept the status quo. Instead, build a team willing to fight for positive change.

Computing Continues to Dominate STEM Career Opportunities
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Computing Continues to Dominate STEM Career Opportunities

According to the most recent (2018-28) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, the top five STEM career opportunities are all in computing.

Inventing Computing Education to Meet All (Especially Teachers) Undergraduates' Needs: CUE.NEXT Workshops
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Inventing Computing Education to Meet All (Especially Teachers) Undergraduates' Needs: CUE.NEXT Workshops

The CUE.NEXT workshops aim to provide computing education for all undergraduates.

AI Began in 1912
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AI Began in 1912

Artificial intelligence began in 1912, with the world's first chess automaton built by Torres Quevedo.

AI is to Medicine Today What the X-ray was to Medicine a Century Ago, and Much More…
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AI is to Medicine Today What the X-ray was to Medicine a Century Ago, and Much More…

Guest blogger Jiajie Zhang says the continuing evolution of medical artificial intelligence will produce increasingly advanced applications to improve patient care...

Are My Requirements Complete?
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Are My Requirements Complete?

Knowing the notion of sufficient completeness and the theory of abstract data types helps practitioners produce better requirements.

Voting, Coding, and the Code
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Voting, Coding, and the Code

Voting is more than counting.

Leonardo da Vinci's Robot Lion
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Leonardo da Vinci's Robot Lion

We are celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death with a major exhibition of the Renaissance painter's works.

The Size of Computing Education Today, By The Numbers
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The Size of Computing Education Today, By The Numbers

 How many students learn general-purpose programming today, compared to using other computing environments or learning other STEM subjects?

The Shortest Possible Schedule Theorem: Yes, You Can Throw Money at Software Deadlines
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The Shortest Possible Schedule Theorem: Yes, You Can Throw Money at Software Deadlines

As close as we have to a universal law of software engineering management.

If We Want Women to Persist in Computing, Teach Them Programming – At Any Age
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If We Want Women to Persist in Computing, Teach Them Programming – At Any Age

Two recent reports point to the important of teaching female students to program and that it's never "too late."

Vice Epistemology of the Internet
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Vice Epistemology of the Internet

How can we apply virtue epistemology to the problem of fake news?

The African Enigma: Who Knows More?
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The African Enigma: Who Knows More?

Tally sticks and notched bones are among the oldest digital data carriers.

Dynamic Analysis in the Browser
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Dynamic Analysis in the Browser

Autopsy of a Google Query.

 A Minuscule Percentage of Students Take High School Computer Science in the United States: Access Isn't Enough
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A Minuscule Percentage of Students Take High School Computer Science in the United States: Access Isn't Enough

Likely less than 4% of U.S. high school students take a computer science course.

The Autocracy of Autonomous Systems
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The Autocracy of Autonomous Systems

We, as developers of such systems, need to take some conscious decisions to make sure we do not usher in the age of autocracy of autonomous systems.
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