Wise experts and powerful machines are no match for chaotic events and human declarations. Beware of their predictions and be humble in your own.Peter J. Denning From Communications of the ACM | September 1, 2012
The skill of making and recognizing grounded claims is essential for professional practice. Getting objective data to support your conclusions is not enough.Peter J. Denning From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2011
Masterful time management means not just tracking of messages in your personal environment, but managing your coordination network with others.Peter J. Denning, Ritu Raj From Communications of the ACM | September 1, 2011
Considerable progress has been made toward the formation of a computing profession since we started tracking it in this column a decade ago.
Peter J. Denning, Dennis J. Frailey From Communications of the ACM | June 1, 2011
A recent ACM Ubiquity symposium considered the question: “What is computation?” In this closing article, Ubiquity's editor-in-chief Peter J. Denning shares what...Peter J. Denning From ACM Opinion | April 8, 2011
Digital object repositories are on the cusp of resolving the long-standing problem of universal information access in the Internet.
Peter J. Denning, Robert E. Kahn From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2010
Software engineering continues to be dogged by claims it is not engineering. Adopting a computer-systems view that embraces hardware, software, and user environment...Peter J. Denning, Richard D. Riehle From Communications of the ACM | March 1, 2009
Large systems projects are failing at an alarming rate. It's time to take evolutionary design methods off the shelf.Peter J. Denning, Chris Gunderson, Rick Hayes-Roth From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2008