Sign In

Communications of the ACM

Opinion Archive


Archives

The opinion archive provides access to past opinion stories from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.

January 2009


From Communications of the ACM

How Are We Doing?

How Are We Doing?

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.


From Communications of the ACM

True Seeds of Open-Source Software

True Seeds of Open-Source Software

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.


From Communications of the ACM

Communications Preps Web-Enhanced Articles

<i>Communications</i> Preps Web-Enhanced Articles

The soon to launch Communications Web site will break the bounds of the printed monthly.


From Communications of the ACM

Law and Technology: The End of the Generative Internet

Law and Technology: The End of the Generative Internet

Exploring the expectations and implications for version 2.0 of the Net's new gated communities.


From Communications of the ACM

Ground Control to Architect Tom . . .

Ground Control to Architect Tom . . .

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. 


From Communications of the ACM

The Business of Software: The Ontology of Paper

The Business of Software: The Ontology of Paper

The next generation of software engineering will involve designing systems without using paper-based formats, instead using software to develop software.


From Communications of the ACM

Technology Strategy and Management: The Legacy of Bill Gates

Technology Strategy and Management: The Legacy of Bill Gates

Assessing the pluses and minuses of the helmsmanship of Microsoft Corporation since its inception.


From Communications of the ACM

Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale

Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale

A proposal to remedy problems in the reviewing process.


From Communications of the ACM

Q&A: The Upper Limit

Q&A: The Upper Limit

Jeannette Wing talks about clusters, creativity, and the power of computational thinking.


From Communications of the ACM

Why Ebay Lost to Taobao in China: The Glocal Advantage

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.

Blog at CACM
The Model Maker of Leonardo da Vinci, Blaise Pascal, and Charles Babbage
The Model Maker of Leonardo da Vinci, Blaise Pascal, and Charles Babbage
12.12.2018

Discovery of a previously unknown replica of the legendary Swiss Millionaire calculating machine at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Broadening Participation in Computing is Easier Than You Think
Broadening Participation in Computing is Easier Than You Think
12.11.2018

Some small steps that can make a big difference.

Short Take: Big Data and IoT in Practice
Short Take: Big Data and IoT in Practice
12.10.2018

Looking at some use cases for the adoption of big data in industries that deal with physical things, and drawing …

View More [email protected]

Latest News
Taking the Reins of AI
Taking the Reins of AI
12.18.2018

A new report calls for the U.S. government to watch …

Taiwan's Rice Farmers Use Big Data to Cope With Climate Change
Taiwan's Rice Farmers Use Big Data to Cope With Climate Change
12.17.2018

Taiwanese rice growers are using big data as a part …

Team Invents Method to Shrink Objects to the Nanoscale
Team Invents Method to Shrink Objects to the Nanoscale
12.17.2018

MIT researchers have invented a way to fabricate nanoscale 3-D …

View More News