From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson
Of the several courses I teach, my favorite course is call Honors Programming. Its a one semester course that is the first real…
Alfred Thompson| June 21, 2018
Spaghetti code is not getting any respect. Software experts denigrate it; coding classes avoid it like the plague; and when students go out into the world, they...Denise Doig From [email protected] | June 28, 2017 at 01:19 PM
Some computer scientists and physicists are looking beyond the limits of current computing to “reversible computing.”
The post Is Computing in Reverse the NextBLOG...Ted Lewis From [email protected] | May 25, 2017 at 10:47 AM
The very definition of post-truth implies rejecting fact-based logic. Too few possess the skill of distinguishing between self-serving claims, and reliable, well...Philip Yaffe From [email protected] | May 10, 2017 at 12:02 PM
There is a new trend apparently emerging to defend against data loss and data damage as a result of external hacking. Some organizations have been removing their...James B. Morris From [email protected] | April 27, 2017 at 10:23 AM
The internal combustion engine (ICE) has reigned supreme for over 100 years, but prognosticators are predicting its demise over the next few decades – or NOT, depending...Ted Lewis From [email protected] | April 12, 2017 at 01:06 PM
Data analytics is the new buzz phrase these days. Public service agencies all over the world are looking at data in order to optimize service delivery, as wellelectricity...Sharad Sinha From [email protected] | January 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Congress should incentivize universities and industry to partner to build security into Internet of Things (IoT) devices by design.
The post Dealing with Infrastructure...Kevin Fu From [email protected] | December 28, 2016 at 11:44 AM
A few months ago Science sent many people a sample of the magazine and a solicitation to subscribe. As seems to be the manner in which these things are done, there...Peter Denning From [email protected] | December 12, 2016 at 05:20 PM
Some people have the strange idea that science is too straight-laced to be funny. These people are not scientists. True scientists love to tell jokes about themselves...Philip Yaffe From [email protected] | November 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Chatbots may be good at cosumer-focused tasks, but the verdict is still out are not whether a chatbot can completely replace human assistants.
The post Can Chatbots...Sharad Sinha From [email protected] | November 15, 2016 at 09:00 AM
Em Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube in 1974 and it became the worlds most popular puzzle. The cube consists of 26 cubelets that move and turn when the faces areRead...Peter Denning From [email protected] | September 21, 2016 at 01:07 PM
Although AI technology is posed to disrupt jobs, there isn't any real cause for alarm. The future of work doesn't mean we will be ruled by robot overlords.
The...Peter Denning From [email protected] | August 15, 2016 at 11:50 AM
Robots could redefine the future of work, but what does that mean for the jobs that are displaced? Could a tax on labor-replacing technology be the answer?
TheMy...Ted Lewis From [email protected] | August 15, 2016 at 11:48 AM
Digital technology changes fast, and organizations change slowly: First using the technology as an automated, digitized version of the old way of doing things,Read...Espen Andersen From [email protected] | August 4, 2016 at 10:37 AM
Science is not taught as science at all. Students are taught how to do science, but not what science actually is. They suffer from scientific illiteracy.
The post...Philip Yaffe From [email protected] | July 12, 2016 at 01:27 PM
Developing software requires a mix of analytical and creative approaches, involving different types of people who have different blends of thinking. But how can...Sandeep Kumar Das From [email protected] | April 28, 2016 at 12:59 PM
The drumbeats of the singularity advocates is getting louder with the constant refrain that humanity is doomed at the hands of machine intelligence. Although their...Peter Denning From [email protected] | April 20, 2016 at 09:30 AM
Luddites attacking powered looms, 1812 (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) published its annual “Luddite Awards...Ted Lewis From [email protected] | March 31, 2016 at 12:54 PM
Niall McCarthy of Statista.com uses data from Priceonomics to define a new category of accidental death by smart phone—the “selfie-fatality.” Forty-nine peopleRead...Ted Lewis From [email protected] | March 23, 2016 at 10:53 AM
By now almost everything that can be said about the Apple-FBI riff has been said. The FBI wants to open the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone and Apple’s CEO Tim...Ted Lewis From [email protected] | March 10, 2016 at 02:27 PM