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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.
Keith Abney of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences group of California Polytechnic State University surveys the moral landscape of cyberwar.
What are schools for, and is coding a necessary part of that?
The abstraction from big data on English words of distributed vector representations computing simple semantic aspects has drawn interest from …
Comets that take more than 200 years to make one …
Researchers have developed a biological computer that functions inside living …
Science is in the throes of a reproducibility crisis, and researchers …