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April 2011


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Platform Wars Come to Social Media

Platform Wars Come to Social Media

The world can absorb more social media sites, but how many?


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Coder's Block

Coder's Block

Programming is a creative endeavor, and therefore there is such a thing as coder's block. What does it take to clear the blockage?


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Asymmetries and Shortages of the Network Neutrality Principle

Asymmetries and Shortages of the Network Neutrality Principle

Since the beginning of the debate on network neutrality, and perhaps as an inheritance of that beginning, the controversy has been restricted to fixed broadband networks.


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Managing Global IT Teams: Considering Cultural Dynamics

Managing Global IT Teams: Considering Cultural Dynamics

Successful global IT team managers combine general distributed team management skills enhanced with cultural sensitivity.


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Building Castles in the Air

Building Castles in the Air

Reflections on recruiting and training programmers during the early period of computing.


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Q&A: The Chief Computer

Q&A: The Chief Computer

Kelly Gotlieb recalls the early days of computer science in Canada.

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