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Editorial: Technology or management


Legally speaking: is information property?

This column will discuss why the law has traditionally resisted characterizing information as the sort of thing that can be private property, and will speculate about why judges may be more receptive nowadays to assertions that …

Electronic frontier: coming into the country

Imagine discovering a continent so vast that it may have no end to its dimensions. Imagine a new world with more resources than all our future greed might exhaust, more opportunities than there will ever be entrepreneurs to exploit …

The United States vs. Craig Neidorf: A debate on electronic publishing, Constitutional rights and hacking


Teaching calculation and discrimination: a more effective curriculum


Scalability of parallel machines


Minimal space, average linear time duplicate deletion


Human-computer interface development tools: a methodology for their evaluation


Justification of printed music

There is increasing interest in the use of computer systems for editing and printing sheet music [3, 19]. Music processing lags far behind text processing because of the complexities of music notation. Most music published today …

Inside RISKS: putting on your best interface