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Is Computer Science Truly Scientific?
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Is Computer Science Truly Scientific?

Reflections on the (experimental) scientific method in computer science.

Outsourcing Versus Shared Services
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Outsourcing Versus Shared Services

Choosing between outsourcing and shared services has significant implications for long-term corporate strategy.

Virtual Privacy
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Virtual Privacy

Northeastern University professor Alan Mislove, whose research focuses on how people interact in the virtual world, says that many patterns of human interaction...

An Interview with Ed Feigenbaum
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An Interview with Ed Feigenbaum

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Edward A. Feigenbaum, a pioneer in the field of expert systems, reflects on his career.

Plotting Away
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Plotting Away

Dear KV, I've been working with some code that generates massive data sets, and . . . I'm finding that more and more often I...

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Info Systems Must 'connect the Dots' on Terrorism

Additional personnel alone cannot address the lapses in the U.S. intelligence community, which also needs state-of-the-art information technologies that enhance...

How to Make Progress in Computing Education
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How to Make Progress in Computing Education

Improving the research base for computing education requires securing competitive funding commitments.

Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model
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Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model

Assessing the strengths, weaknesses, and general applicability of the computing-as-utility business model.

Wendy Hall on What Web Science Could Mean For Businesses
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Wendy Hall on What Web Science Could Mean For Businesses

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, who is involved in the newly founded Institute of Web Science, says the field is experiencing rapid growth as governments increasingly...

How the Internet Will Change the World
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How the Internet Will Change the World

Pew Internet & American Life Project director Lee Rainie discusses the results of a survey of experts on how technology will develop and impact society in the year...

The Idiocy of Text-Message Adultery
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The Idiocy of Text-Message Adultery

"How did you fool so many people for so long?" a reporter asked Tiger Woods at his press conference Monday. Woods replied: "I fooled myself." And how. Woods was...

Quantum Memories May Lead to Faster, More Secure Computers
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Quantum Memories May Lead to Faster, More Secure Computers

Future communications networks could be based on quantum memories, which store data in a pulse of light and are the focus of research by University of Delaware...

Be Careful What You Wish For
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Be Careful What You Wish For

Reflections on the decline of mathematical tables.

Development 2.0: The IT-Enabled Transformation of International Development
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Development 2.0: The IT-Enabled Transformation of International Development

The fundamental assumptions of international development are changing, increasingly putting the tools for a digital economy into the hands of the world's poor. ...

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Cisco's New Router: Trouble For Hollywood

Cisco's CRS-3 router made a bit of a splash when it was announced on March 9, but the power of this new device hasn't yet sunk in. Consider: The CRS-3, a network...

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Why Can

All of the gloss and glitter doesn’t hide the fact that both Mac and Windows operating systems are still pretty geeky and difficult for many computer users to navigate...

Parc Works on Content-Centric Networking
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Parc Works on Content-Centric Networking

Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) CEO Mark Bernstein says its researchers are currently working on developing content-centric networking technology. The goal is...

Google's Diplomatic Alliance with ­.s. Carries Risks
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Google's Diplomatic Alliance with ­.s. Carries Risks

Google Inc.'s mastery of Internet search technology is unrivaled, but the high-tech pioneer is in uncharted territory as it finds itself embroiled in U.S. diplomatic...

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Robots Will Replace All Workers in 25 Years: Futurist

Cisco Systems futurist Dave Evans says the future of computing includes robots replacing all workers in 25 years. Evans also predicts that in five years people...

Humobots in Space
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Humobots in Space

Despite the cancellation of NASA's back-to-the-moon program, the next steps on the moon will likely be taken sometime in the next decade under human control. It's...
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