DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
COLUMN: President's letter
ACM is expanding the PDC along three axes: Doubling the number of online courses, adding 500 books from Safari (including O'Reilly's library), and classic computer science books that you can help select.
DEPARTMENT: Hot links
COLUMN: Legally speaking
The Sony safe harbor survived a tough challenge before the Supreme Court.
COLUMN: Technology strategy and management
A unique set of circumstances contributes to the recent success of the Irish software industry.
The Internet provides new opportunities for cheating on computer science class projects.
SPECIAL ISSUE: The digital society
This special section presents views of a society changing under the influence of advanced information technology. Computers have been around for about half a century and their social effects have been described under many headings …
Using decennial census data to trace the increase in U.S. information workers from 1950--2000 and examining the role of subtitutional and compositional effects.
As a result of 20th-century advances in medicine and standard of living there is a dramatic increase in the number of older people in the U.S. and most developed countries of world. Currently, people aged 65 years and older represent …
A shift in the balance of power brings with it increased potential for influence.
Communities are networks of interpersonal ties that provide sociability, support, information, a sense of belonging, and social identity. Well into the 20th century, communities were equated with neighborhoods---bounded groups …
The Internet is not simply a set of interconnected links and protocols---it is also a construct of the imagination, an inkblot test into which everyone projects their desires, fears, and fantasies. Some see enlightenment and …
Studying the transformation of education and its changing role in society.
In 2003, the world produced about 800MB of information for each man, woman, and child on earth . Much of this information, such as supermarket scanner data and the like, is pretty dull. But some of it, such as the material …
Evaluating the potential advantages and considering the risks associated with electronic health care records.
A fix for irrelevant information, cognitive overhead, and disorientation---common gremlins endured by every e-business system user.
By leveraging customer reactions to personalized products and services, companies continuously improve their personalization processes through an iterative feedback loop resulting in the `virtuous cycle' of personalization.
IT professionals know they must keep their skills up to date. But doing so requires knowing what skills are in demand.
A news delivery and summarization system, acting as a user's agent, gathers and recaps news items based on specifications and interests.
IT is transforming the way governments function and valuable lessons can be learned from the pioneering e-government programs that have led the charge.
Wireless Web providers should roll out new services on an evolutionary rather than revolutionary track.
COLUMN: Technical opinion
Studying the effects of increased IT expenditures in educational institutions.
COLUMN: Inside risks