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.
The soon to launch Communications Web site will break the bounds of the printed monthly.
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.
The ambitious systems that we develop today need a proper requirements structure. The plan defined here organizes requirements specification along …
The circular slide rule was widely used until the 1970s.
The focus is on executable exams for an Introduction to Computer Science course.