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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.


From Communications of the ACM

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.


From Communications of the ACM

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
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The Internet at 50
The Internet at 50
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A personalized take on three things we have to celebrate about the Internet today.

Evolution Through Revolution: Getting Your Team to Embrace Change
Evolution Through Revolution: Getting Your Team to Embrace Change
01.10.2020

Don't accept the status quo. Instead, build a team willing to fight for positive change.

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