The opinion archive provides access to past opinion stories from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.
Charles Stross is an award-winning science fiction author whose books include The Bloodline Feud, about timeline-hopping narco-terrorists, Halting State, a near-future crime thriller set in Scotland, and The Rapture of the Nerds…
Was the National Cryptologic Museum designed using a code of some kind?
The mobile revolution has spread beyond the mini supercomputers in our hands all the way to the data center.
The Internet is, from its very core to its most distant peripheries, a vast universe of text.
Genevieve Bell grew up among Aboriginal people in Australia, taught anthropology at Stanford and for the past 16 years has worked for Intel.
Shortchanged by open source.
The challenges and potential approaches to applying privacy research in engineering practice.
An agent-based approach to integrating computing in secondary-school science courses.
Designing for the mobile phone to shared PC pipeline.
Considering a program for cross-disciplinary research between computer scientists and economists studying the effects of computers on work.
Seeking to enrich the search experience by allowing for extra time and alternate resources.
The most cited CS education paper is, unfortunately, wrong.
Want to be a great programmer? If so, you have to pull back the curtain and learn how software really …
The Center for AI and Digital Policy has undertaken the first comparative review of national artificial intelligence policies.
Computer scientists have engineered a solution to partial network partitioning …
Climate science researchers increasingly are turning to the cloud for …
Software called TLDR (too long, didn't read) automatically produces one-sentence …