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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.


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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?: 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.

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CS Education on Tablets for CS for All (#Tablets4CS for #CSforAll)
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If we design CS education for tablets, everyone will learn better.

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