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July 2013


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A Eulogy For Altavista, the Google of Its Time

A Eulogy For Altavista, the Google of Its Time

Goodbye AltaVista. You deserved better than this. Better than the one-sentence send-off Yahoo gave you today, when announcing your July 8 closure date.


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Will Facebook's Robot Censors Know Porn When They See It?

Will Facebook's Robot Censors Know Porn When They See It?

The old trope about pornography is that you’ll know it when you see it. Facebook is betting that not only will it know it, but that the social network will be able to train its computers to do the same.


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'maker Movement' Taps Deep and Rich Tradition

'maker Movement' Taps Deep and Rich Tradition

Sometimes I worry we're becoming a culture of technology consumers, instead of creators.


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Could Artificial Intelligence Create an Unemployment Crisis?

Could Artificial Intelligence Create an Unemployment Crisis?

Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics will have significant implications for evolving economic systems.


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Statutory Damages As a Threat to Innovation

Statutory Damages As a Threat to Innovation

Considering the negative influence of U.S. statutory damage rules on technology innovation.


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The Business of Professionals

The Business of Professionals

Expertise and service ethics are just two of the many components comprising a modern professional.


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Toward Culturally Responsive Computing Education

Toward Culturally Responsive Computing Education

Improving academic success and social development by merging computational thinking with cultural practices.


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Information and Communication Technology For Managing Supply Chain Risks

Information and Communication Technology For Managing Supply Chain Risks

How to encourage ethical behavior among all links in a global supply chain.

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