The opinion archive provides access to past opinion stories from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.
A rabbinical story tells about an angry reader who stormed into a newspaper office waving the day's paper, asking to see the editor of the obituary column.
Though I appreciated Martin Campbell-Kelly's "Viewpoint" "Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?" (Oct. 2008), we must still rectify a small piece of history to apportion credit correctly.
Exploring the expectations and implications for version 2.0 of the Net's new gated communities.
Architecture astronauts habitually speak at extremely high levels of abstraction to avoid engaging in tangible discussions that might lead to disclosing that they really have no idea of what they are talking about.
The next generation of software engineering will involve designing systems without using paper-based formats, instead using software to develop software.
Assessing the pluses and minuses of the helmsmanship of Microsoft Corporation since its inception.
A proposal to remedy problems in the reviewing process.
Jeannette Wing talks about clusters, creativity, and the power of computational thinking.
How Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) electronic-commerce platforms in China compete and how buyers are stimulated to be both aware and trustful of sellers through buyer-seller communication channels.
There is a growing trend to treat very difficult problems in computer science as purely engineering problems where solutions are …
Ethics for Tech must address how professional issues play out in the workplace, in real life.
What can an individual do on a day-to-day basis to ensure that her/his environment fosters inclusiveness?
The search for extraterrestrial life is fairly synonymous with the …
The North Atlantic Ocean is a major driver of the …
Scientists are investigating silicon as a key ingredient in the …