It may not be obvious, but if you’ve checked the weather today, ridden in a car or an airplane, made a phone call, or used any number of consumer products, down...The Wall Street Journal From ACM Opinion | September 10, 2010
Have the activists behind WikiLeaks—and in particular the Web site's founder, Julian Assange—become intoxicated by their own myth? Two recent events involving...Newsweek From ACM Opinion | August 30, 2010
Do you hear that? The hideous, piercing dirge of a B-flat drone that is the unfortunate backdrop to every single World Cup match? It’s the vuvuzela, a stupid plastic...Wired From ACM Opinion | June 17, 2010
Extraordinary cases make bad law. In a sense, Armando Galarraga’s non-perfect perfect game, spoiled by an umpire’s call on what should have been the 27th out, offers...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | June 3, 2010
We did not create life from scratch: we transformed existing life into new life. Nor did we design and build a new chromosome from scratch. Rather, using only digitised...New Scientist From ACM Opinion | May 27, 2010
Imagine a school where a student could sketch out an idea for a new design of bicycle and not only draw it in 3D using a computer-aided design package but actually...BBC News From ACM Opinion | May 3, 2010
The fundamental assumptions of international development are changing, increasingly putting the tools for a digital economy into the hands of the world's poor.
...Richard Heeks From Communications of the ACM | April 1, 2010
In the wake of the U.S. Congressional hearings on the Toyota recalls, we have heard various proposals for countering unintended acceleration in automobiles.
Transportation...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 12, 2010
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...Reuters From ACM Opinion | February 17, 2010
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...MSNBC From ACM Opinion | February 17, 2010