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October 2008


From Communications of the ACM

Q&A: A Complex Thinker

Q&A: A Complex Thinker

Daphne Koller discusses probabilistic relational modeling, artificial intelligence, and her new work with biologists.


From Communications of the ACM

Point/Counterpoint: The U.S. Should Ban Paperless Electronic Voting Machines

Point/Counterpoint: The U.S. Should Ban Paperless Electronic Voting Machines

Debating the public policy issues involved in proposed efforts toward improving voting systems while considering the range of technical and societal challenges.


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Historical Reflections: Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?

Historical Reflections: Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?

Tracing the course of influential computing developments and considering possible paths to new paradigms.


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From the Front Lines: DOA with SOA

From the Front Lines: DOA with SOA

Diagnosing the symptoms of failing to accommodate critical software architecture properties that often result in the demise of projects.


From Communications of the ACM

Computer Experts: Guns-For-Hire or Professionals?

Computer Experts: Guns-For-Hire or Professionals?

Considering the responsibilities of those who build systems fundamental to significant social functions, institutions, and values.

Blog at CACM
The Laughing is Over
The Laughing is Over
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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Computer Chess Championship in 1970.

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Trolleyspotting
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The Trolley Problem is not for solving, but for exploring.

Students Need to Know What Success in Computing Looks Like, Starting from Realistic Expectations
Students Need to Know What Success in Computing Looks Like, Starting from Realistic Expectations
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Intro CS students sometimes think professional programmers are super-human, which makes it hard to live up to those expectations.

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