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FictionStein
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FictionStein

Science fiction like Frankenstein nudges readers to confer humanity but nudges them away from moral fortitude.

A Tale of Two CTs (and a Revised Timeline for Computational Thinking)
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A Tale of Two CTs (and a Revised Timeline for Computational Thinking)

Rethinking the timeline of Computational Thinking to recognize several computer scientists in addition to Jeannette Wing.

Scalable Intelligent Systems by 2025
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Scalable Intelligent Systems by 2025

People are fundamental to a Scalable Intelligent System; there is no computer-only solution that can implement such a system.

Tech User Responsibility
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Tech User Responsibility

User support presents serious challenges that are aggravated by indeterminate client responsibility.

Irrational Exuberance and the 'FATE' of Technology
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Irrational Exuberance and the 'FATE' of Technology

Questions of verification, safety, and trust must be central when we embody intelligence in physical systems.

A Software Architect Is the Person You Blame
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A Software Architect Is the Person You Blame

How efficient is your current software project, and could it potentially benefit from the addition of a software architect?

My First Interaction, Design, and Children Conference, IDC 2018
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My First Interaction, Design, and Children Conference, IDC 2018

IDC 2018 was a fun conference with lots of great insights.

Articulation of Decision Responsibility
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Articulation of Decision Responsibility

Can we establish a locution for the results of a program that does not ascribe decision-making power?

The Era of Hackers Is Over
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The Era of Hackers Is Over

The ability to hack algorithms and make data structures optimal was a virtue of programmers a few decades ago. The current reality is much different, with the ability...

What Went Wrong? Facebook and 'Sharing' Data with Cambridge Analytica
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What Went Wrong? Facebook and 'Sharing' Data with Cambridge Analytica

The road to the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal is strewn with failures.

Time To End The vi/Emacs Debate
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Time To End The vi/Emacs Debate

If you still use Emacs, I feel for you. Perhaps it is time to give vi a try.

Deciding When the Design is Wrong in Programming Languages and Education
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Deciding When the Design is Wrong in Programming Languages and Education

When do we decide that errors are due to bad design in programming languges and education?

Tech Ethics at Work
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Tech Ethics at Work

Ethics for Tech must address how professional issues play out in the workplace, in real life.

The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher Are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous
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The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher Are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous

It is hard to convince people to become CS teachers (K–12 or University) when the opportunities elsewhere are so lucrative.

Human Acts and Computer Apps
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Human Acts and Computer Apps

Our behaviors often seem to mimic the procedures that we induce in computers. What questions does that raise?

The Citadel and the Amusement Park
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The Citadel and the Amusement Park

There are two kinds of Web sites.

The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?
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The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

Was the 1951 Paris conference "Les machines à calculer et la pensée humaine" the birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz
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The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz

There are reports of much older number systems using only two symbols that have been developed mainly in Asia.

Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017
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Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017

The SIGIR Student Liaison Program supports an environment in which all students thrive.

The Rise of Strategic Cyberwar?
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The Rise of Strategic Cyberwar?

Cyberwar is not simply a lineal descendant of strategic air power; rather, it is the next face of battle.
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