COLUMN: Editorial pointers
This month will no doubt witness countless tributes and
somber ceremonies around the world marking the first
anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and
Pentagon. While no words could ever truly capture …
DEPARTMENT: News track
Symbols for Vagabond Users
COLUMN: Digital village
Putting the distribution control of the Web's intellectual
content in the hands of those who created it.
COLUMN: The profession of IT
How can one design a career when career as an institution
is dead? Entrepreneurs have an answer.
COLUMN: On site
What responsibilities do those in the computing profession
have for the moral integrity of what they do?
COLUMN: From the president
As computing professionals we live in a variety of
The right to an individual's privacy and the right of a
nation to protect itself hang in the balance.
The dissention over technology has migrated from the
East to the West over the last 12 months.
SPECIAL ISSUE: The consumer side of search
Search engines are among the most useful and visible
aspects of the Internet, with millions of searches performed
every day by the major engines, not including the specialized
ones created for the news media, law …
Designing a search system and interface may best be
served (and executed) by scrutinizing usability
A contextual computing approach may prove a
breakthrough in personalized search efficiency.
When it comes to measuring bias on the Web, there is
clearly strength in numbers (of search engines, that
Providing managerial information to explain costs in
the context of personnel and equipment activities and
Associating online buddies with musical notes, Hubbub
lets users (on both PCs and handhelds) interact by way of
opportunistic impromptu exchanges, even as they move
Assessing existing business practices to determine
staff recruitment and retention capabilities.
Web site developers creating 'data-based Web pages'
that interact with organizational databases need to know
server- and client-side processing.
The 'group process' governing any group interaction
also influences a group's inspection performance.
What can KM do for corporate memory, management
thinking, and IS responsibility, as well as for overall
How formal methods can be presented in a
popular?but mathematically sound?manner to
undergraduate students of various disciplines.
COLUMN: Thinking objectively
Stability models may demand greater investment in
analysis, but when used wisely, savings in development and
maintenence costs more than make up for it.
COLUMN: Inside risks
Digital rights management (DRM) is an attempt to provide
"remote control" over digital content. The required
level of protection goes beyond secure delivery of the
bits?restrictions on the use of the content must …