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authorSamuel Greengard

An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Making Automation Work
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Making Automation Work

Today's automated systems provide enormous safety and convenience. However, when glitches, problems, or breakdowns occur, the results can be catastrophic.

Facing an Age-Old Problem
From Communications of the ACM

Facing an Age-Old Problem

Researchers are addressing the computing challenges of older individuals, whose needs are different — and too often disregarded.

Are We Losing Our Ability to Think Critically?
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Are We Losing Our Ability to Think Critically?

Computer technology has enhanced lives in countless ways, but some experts believe it might be affecting people's ability to think deeply.

Does Drm Have a Future?
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Does Drm Have a Future?

Digital rights management (DRM)  has emerged as a widespread tool to combat piracy. So far, however, DRM systems have proved highly inconvenient to consumers who...

The First Internet President
From Communications of the ACM

The First Internet President

Barack Obama's presidential campaign utilized the Internet and information technology unlike any previous political campaign. How politicians and the public interact...

Upwardly Mobile
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Upwardly Mobile

Mobile phones are bridging the digital divide and transforming many economic, social, and medical realities, particularly in developing nations.
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