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An Interview with Maurice Wilkes
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An Interview with Maurice Wilkes

Maurice Wilkes, the designer and builder of the EDSAC, passed away on Nov. 29 at age 97. He reflects on his career in this 2009 interview.

The Long Road to Computer Science Education Reform
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The Long Road to Computer Science Education Reform

Viewing the factors impeding improvements to CS education from kindergarten through grade 12 from a policy perspective.

How ICT Advances Might Help Developing Nations
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How ICT Advances Might Help Developing Nations

Some predictions for technology developments, deployments, and the associated societal implications.

Computing: The Fourth Great Domain of Science
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Computing: The Fourth Great Domain of Science

Computing is as fundamental as the physical, life, and social sciences.

Keeping Track of Telecommunications Surveillance
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Keeping Track of Telecommunications Surveillance

The creation of a statistical index of U.S. telecommunications surveillance activities and their results will benefit both civil liberties and law enforcement.

Do Elite Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Graduates?
From ACM CareerNews

Do Elite Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Graduates?

PayScale, a site that collects data on salaries for different professions, recently released an updated data set from over 1.2 million users on the salaries of...

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Science Labs Don't Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

A recent article in District Administration magazine discusses the aging science labs in schools across the United States and the cost of upgrading them all. The...

Viewpoint: Time For Computer Science to Grow Up
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Viewpoint: Time For Computer Science to Grow Up

As the computer science field has evolved, so should the methods for disseminating computing research results.

Privacy and Security: An Ethics Code For U.S. Intelligence Officers
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Privacy and Security: An Ethics Code For U.S. Intelligence Officers

Debating and arguing the points of a proposed code of behavior to provide guidance in making choices can produce the most effective ethics training.

Education: Alice 3
From Communications of the ACM

Education: Alice 3: Concrete to Abstract

The innovative Alice 3 programming environment, currently in beta testing, teaches students to program with Alice and Java software.

Economic and Business Dimensions: Entrepreneurship During a Slump
From Communications of the ACM

Economic and Business Dimensions: Entrepreneurship During a Slump

A contrarian's perspective on how entrepreneurial opportunities and innovation can thrive during an economic crisis.

Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson
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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson

It's been a year since Bill Gates left full-time work at Microsoft, but he's found plenty to keep him busy. In between trying to eradicate polio, tame malaria,Microsoft...

Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson
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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson

It's been a year since Bill Gates left full-time work at Microsoft, but he's found plenty to keep him busy. In between trying to eradicate polio, tame malaria,Microsoft...

From ACM Opinion

Ohio Is Missing the Boat on Electronics Education

One thing we have learned is that when the U.S. fails to provide enough college graduates in high tech career fields, such as computer science and electronics,...

India: The ­Uneven Innovator
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India: The ­Uneven Innovator

All around Bangalore, 'little Americas' are springing up, as they are in other fast-growing cities such as Hyderabad and Pune. Yet despite the media hyperbole,...

Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?
From Communications of the ACM

Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?

A frequent question I hear about Communications, and about ACM publishing in general, involves its access model. I am asked: "Why don't you adopt the open-access...

New Internet2 Cto Pushes Multicast, Ipv6
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New Internet2 Cto Pushes Multicast, Ipv6

Randy Frank has been appointed chief technology officer of the Internet2 university consortium. He says in an interview that the Internet2 functions as an academic...

The Grill: Jane Margolis
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The Grill: Jane Margolis

The convergence of technology, education, and diversity is the topic of a new book written by Jane Margolis of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information...

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The Dmca Is Endangering American Security

I've had the government's 60-day Cyberspace Policy Review sitting on my desk for many days now, dutifully highlighted and marked up with notes. And I see one gigantic...

Reality Check
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Reality Check

Dame Wendy Hall, president of ACM, is one of the world's leading computer scientists and a fervent advocate for women in science. She notes that although women...
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