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
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
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
One of the questions I wrestled with when writing about Steve Jobs was how smart he was. On the surface, this should not have been much of an issue.The New York Times From ACM Opinion | October 31, 2011
At a time of slow economic growth and declining competitiveness, wireless technology remains a shining example of innovation. In the last 10 years, wireless communications...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | October 24, 2011
For more than a decade educators have been expecting the Internet to transform that bastion of tradition and authority, the university. Digital utopians have...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | October 3, 2011
In November, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could redefine the scope of privacy in an age of increasingly ubiquitous surveillance technologies...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | September 16, 2011
After racing and biking back roads on the San Francisco Peninsula for almost half a century without serious incident, on July 3 I crashed while riding downhill...The New York Times From ACM News | September 12, 2011
In the olden days, it was simple to keep up with pop culture. There were only three channels on TV, and everybody saw the same shows at the same time.The New York Times From ACM Opinion | September 9, 2011
If you have a child entering grade school this fall, file away just one number with all those back-to-school forms: 65 percent. Chances are just that good that...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | August 11, 2011
The Museum of Modern Art’s "Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects" is one of the smartest design shows in years—by which I mean...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 29, 2011
Imagine, if you will, a young Mark Zuckerberg circa 2003, tapping out mail messages from his Harvard dorm room. It's a safe bet he never would have guessed that...The New York Times From ACM News | July 26, 2011
When Cisco killed the beloved Flip camcorder a few months ago, a lot of people were shocked and upset—including me. It just seemed like such a ham-handed, thoughtless...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 15, 2011
When the Walt Disney Company bought Pixar Animation Studios for $7.4 billion in 2006, there was understandable concern that the media conglomerate that drove...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 7, 2011
Online piracy is a huge business. A recent study found that Web sites offering pirated digital content or counterfeit goods, like illicit movie downloads or bootleg...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | June 10, 2011
Once upon a time, the story goes, we lived in a broadcast society. In that dusty pre-Internet age, the tools for sharing information weren’t widely available....The New York Times From ACM Opinion | May 26, 2011