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Information Technology and Gross National Happiness
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Information Technology and Gross National Happiness

Connecting digital technologies and happiness.

Can Services and Platform Thinking Help the U.S. Postal Service?
From Communications of the ACM

Can Services and Platform Thinking Help the U.S. Postal Service?

How the U.S. Postal Service might improve the efficiency of its delivery platform.

Good Reasons Not to Force Online Teaching
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Good Reasons Not to Force Online Teaching

The average teen spends 16.7 hours a week on the Internet, not counting time spent with e-mail. Yikes. It's a good thing the Indiana General Assembly dropped...

Nobody Wants to Learn How to Program
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Nobody Wants to Learn How to Program

Many programming tutorials begin with basic programming principles: variables, loops, data types. This is an obvious way to teach programming to adults, but not...

How Young Is Too Young to Learn to Code?
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How Young Is Too Young to Learn to Code?

When the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 2 spend exactly zero time in front of screens, what its members are concerned about is substitution—all...

From ACM Opinion

Is Ted Elitist?

In a nutshell, no. It certainly attracts people who are regarded as elite in their area of expertise. But the word "elitist" implies exclusionary, and there have...

Stem, Gender Parity, and Faculty Retention
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Stem, Gender Parity, and Faculty Retention

Universities retain and promote men and women at similar rates in STEM departments, except for mathematics, according to a new study. However, the odds that any...

From ACM Careers

Bill Campbell Makes Future of Journalism His Next Crusade

Buried way down in a recent news release announcing a media innovation institute to be shared by Stanford and Columbia universities was an intriguing tidbit: The...

Q&A: Chief Strategiest
From Communications of the ACM

Q&A: Chief Strategiest

ACM CEO John White talks about initiatives to serve the organization's professional members, increase international activities, and reform computer science education...

The Artificiality of Natural User Interfaces
From Communications of the ACM

The Artificiality of Natural User Interfaces

Toward user-defined gestural interfaces.

Training Users vs. Training Soldiers
From Communications of the ACM

Training Users vs. Training Soldiers: Experiences from the Battlefield

How military training methods can be applied to more effectively teach computer users.

The Idea Idea
From Communications of the ACM

The Idea Idea

What if practices rather than ideas are the main source of innovation?

Do Software Copyrights Protect What Programs Do?
From Communications of the ACM

Do Software Copyrights Protect What Programs Do?

A case before the European Court of Justice has significant implications for innovation and competition in the software industry.

War 2.0: Cyberweapons and Ethics
From Communications of the ACM

War 2.0: Cyberweapons and Ethics

Considering the basic ethical questions that must be resolved in the new realm of cyberwarfare.

Rudy Rucker: 'all These Years, and I'm Still Looking For the Big Aha'
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Rudy Rucker: 'all These Years, and I'm Still Looking For the Big Aha'

"When I see an old movie, like from the '40s or '50s or '60s, the people look so calm. They don't have smart phones, they're not looking at computer screens, they're...

From ACM Opinion

Welcome to the Desktop Degree

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, in 1995 to be precise, a scholar named Eli Noam published an article in the prestigious journal Science under the titleElectronics...

How to Make Science and Tech Jobs More Enticing to Undergrads
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How to Make Science and Tech Jobs More Enticing to Undergrads

The number of U.S. undergraduate degrees being awarded in most STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) has risen steadily in recent years...

From ACM Opinion

Coding For Success

Hoxton, we have a problem. Much has been written about how we need to improve the way we educate our children about technology. This is all great, but it's not...

From ACM News

Sebastian Thrun Resigns from Stanford to Launch ­dacity

Professor Sebastian Thrun has given up his Stanford position to start Udacity—an online educational venture. Udacity's first two free courses are Building a Search...

What Have We Learned About Software Engineering?
From Communications of the ACM

What Have We Learned About Software Engineering?

Upon closer examination, everything old appears to be new again in the realm of software engineering.
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