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September 2013


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It's a Myth That Entrepreneurs Drive New Technology

It's a Myth That Entrepreneurs Drive New Technology

Images of tech entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs are continually thrown at us by politicians, economists, and the media.


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An Interview with Hadi Partovi

An Interview with Hadi Partovi

The Code.org founder discusses his first program, inspirations, and "seizing the day."


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What to Do About Google?

What to Do About Google?

Whether it is acting as a conduit, an editor, or an advisor, the search engine should put user interests first.


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Software and Souls; Programs and Packages

Software and Souls; Programs and Packages

How can historians tell stories about software without focusing solely on the code itself?


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The Other Side of Language

The Other Side of Language

The conversation for action gives a framework for completing professional actions effectively.


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Research and Practice: The Curious Case of 'Small' Researchers-Practitioners

Research and Practice

Seeking a more efficient combination of the best elements of the research and practice communities in small organizations.

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