The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending.Scientific American From ACM Opinion | November 24, 2010
In a garage in Palo Alto, Calif., in the 1980s, some friends and I were the first humans to experience becoming avatars—that is, movable representations of ourselves...The Wall Street Journal From ACM Opinion | October 27, 2010
Everything in our three-dimensional world has a width, length and height. That was what we thought, at least. But this picture overlooks a whole class of materials...New Scientist From ACM Opinion | October 6, 2010
An illustration of the problems caused by a lack of discipline in software development and our failure to apply what is known in the field.
David L. Parnas From Communications of the ACM | October 1, 2010
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
This constant stream of stories about artificial intelligence suggests that machines are becoming smart and autonomous, a new form of life, and that we should...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | August 9, 2010
Curiosity is one of those personality traits that gets short scientific shrift. It strikes me as a really important mental habit—how many successful people are...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 3, 2010