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As any historian, psychologist, sociologist, or scientist will tell you, the truth of an idea has very little to do with how fast it spreads and how well it's believed.
When I was a child, I was a "genius"—the kind you sometimes see profiled on the local news.
At first glance, the Justice Department's 31-count indictment of five Chinese military officers for hacking into the computers of six American corporations, in order to steal billions of dollars' worth of industrial secrets,…
Computing technology has generated conditions for radical transformations of jobs and professions — including education. How shall we cope?
What lessons might we learn from the chip cards used for payments in Europe, now that the U.S. is adopting them too?
Relying on dubious claims can cause researchers to focus on the wrong questions and organizations to misdirect security spending.
On vital and supporting systems.
And the illogic of PDF.
Why business analytics and big data really matter for modern business organizations.
On the impact of large language models.
Until the middle of the 20th century, computers were in fact humans who performed calculations.