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Neal Stephenson Talks Video Games, the Metaverse, and His New Book, Reamde
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Neal Stephenson Talks Video Games, the Metaverse, and His New Book, Reamde

Neal Stephenson is known for writing big books about big ideas. In Cryptonomicon, he tackled code breaking and data privacy; the three-volume Baroque Cycle explored...

Tech Provides Map For Nation's Future
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Tech Provides Map For Nation's Future

As President Barack Obama and Congress roll up their collective sleeves in an effort to jump-start our nation's struggling economy and cut the burgeoning federal...

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Texting Makes ­ Stupid

The good news is that today's teenagers are avid readers and prolific writers. The bad news is that what they are reading and writing are text messages.

Howard Stern Calls Out Rick Perry For His Anti-Science Views
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Howard Stern Calls Out Rick Perry For His Anti-Science Views

No shortage of articles have been published about the deep distrust exhibited by most 2012 Republican presidential candidates toward specific scientific findings—notably...

Howard Stern Calls Out Rick Perry For His Anti-Science Views
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Howard Stern Calls Out Rick Perry For His Anti-Science Views

No shortage of articles have been published about the deep distrust exhibited by most 2012 Republican presidential candidates toward specific scientific findings—notably...

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Myth-Making: Say It Often, People Will Believe

The United States is reeling from a hurricane, drought, heat waves, and even an earthquake in Virginia. And we're already well into a nasty national election...

Kids Today Need a Licence to Tinker
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Kids Today Need a Licence to Tinker

Back to school time and millions of British kids are heading back to classrooms to embark on the national curriculum so beloved of busybody ministers.

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How to Fix Our Math Education

There is widespread alarm in the United States about the state of our math education. The anxiety can be traced to the poor performance of American students on...

Arrogance in Business Planning
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Arrogance in Business Planning

Technology business plans that assume no competition — ever.

Realizing the Value of Social Media Requires Innovative Computing Research
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Realizing the Value of Social Media Requires Innovative Computing Research

How social media are expanding traditional research and development topics for computer and information scientists.

Managing Time, Part 2
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Managing Time, Part 2

Masterful time management means not just tracking of messages in your personal environment, but managing your coordination network with others.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Global IT Outsourcing
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Global IT Outsourcing

How to improve IT outsourcing relationships while doing good for society.

In Praise of 'Wilkes, Wheeler, and Gill'
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In Praise of 'Wilkes, Wheeler, and Gill'

Sixty years ago, Maurice Wilkes, David Wheeler, and Stanley Gill produced the first textbook on programming: The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital...

Remix Nation
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Remix Nation

Assessing the threat the anticircumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act pose for fair use.

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Education Needs a Digital-Age ­pgrade

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...

Ibm Ceo Candidate Talks About His Rise
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Ibm Ceo Candidate Talks About His Rise

Rodney C. Adkins oversees 50,000 employees and is responsible for $18 billion in revenue as senior vice president and group executive for systems and technology...

Journals For Certification, Conferences For Rapid Dissemination
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Journals For Certification, Conferences For Rapid Dissemination

The publication culture in computer science is different. Whereas other disciplines focus on journal publication, the standard practice...

Storage Strife
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Storage Strife

Beware keeping data in binary format.

As Simple As Possible ? But Not More So
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As Simple As Possible ? But Not More So

An assessment of the U.S. government's EINSTEIN project.

From Interests to Values
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From Interests to Values

Computer science is not that difficult but wanting to learn it is.
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