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
Seeking a comprehensive view of minority student demographics to determine what programs and policies are needed to promote diversity.Valerie Taylor, Richard Ladner From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2011
There is a well-known proverb, "If you give someone a fish, they'll eat for a day; if you teach them how to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime." The point is obvious...Kentaro Toyama From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2011
In the days that followed Steve Jobs' death, he was frequently compared to Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. But Jobs was creating experiences, not technologies or...Genevieve Bell From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2011
Before Apple, Steve Jobs famously went to India with a college friend. While I never had occasion to talk to Jobs about it, I have a theory I wish I had a chance...Jaron Lanier From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2011
What would George Orwell make of Facebook? Nothing really: His account would probably be deactivated by the company. If he were lucky, he would be told to produce...Slate From ACM Opinion | November 21, 2011
There is a concept in telecommunications called "the last mile," that part of any phone system that is the most difficult to connect—the part that goes from the...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 18, 2011
Tablets are in, computer labs are out, and the cloud is the new hard drive, according to technology futurists. But a new survey from Student Monitor suggests...Inside Higher Ed From ACM Opinion | November 17, 2011
What do the following have in common: Computers, limousines, empty beds and stay-at-home moms?
The cloud keeps them busy.
The rest of us are next.
Virtualization...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 15, 2011
A commonly invoked anti-hacking law is so overbroad that it criminalizes conduct as innocuous as using a fake user name on Facebook or fibbing about your weight...The Register From ACM Opinion | November 15, 2011
A district court judge in Virginia ruled against online privacy, allowing U.S federal investigators to collect private records of three Twitter users as part of...Electronic Frontier Foundation From ACM Opinion | November 11, 2011
Why can't Americans tap into the ingenuity that put men on the moon, created the Internet, and sequenced the human genome to revitalize our economy?The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 10, 2011
There were no GPS tracking devices when the framers wrote the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches. But that does not mean this sometimes...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 8, 2011
We revealed our ultimate reading list in "9 Essential Geek Books You Must Read Right Now" last month. Now Wired.com readers have spoken, voting for their favorites...Wired From ACM Opinion | November 4, 2011
In his recent biography of Steve Jobs, author Walter Isaacson says the Apple visionary revealed to him that he had finally "cracked" the problem with TV and was...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | November 3, 2011