Extraordinary cases make bad law. In a sense, Armando Galarraga’s non-perfect perfect game, spoiled by an umpire’s call on what should have been the 27th out, offers...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | June 3, 2010
The Web is a teeming commercial city. It's haphazardly planned. Its public spaces are mobbed, and signs of urban decay abound in broken links and abandoned projects...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | May 24, 2010
The reality--and my fears--dawned only slowly.
For weeks, friends and colleagues complained I had not answered their e-mail messages. I swore I had not received...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | April 13, 2010
For about a decade now, ever since it became clear that the jungle of the World Wide Web would triumph over the walled gardens of CompuServe, AOL and MSN, a general...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | April 12, 2010
Should we be surprised that the biggest fight over freedom of expression in years involves Google, a company that produces algorithms rather than articles?
Probably...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 29, 2010
China's censorship of the Internet may be blunt, but Google has found negotiations with the Chinese government in recent weeks to be subtle and uncertain.
That...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 25, 2010
Perhaps the only thing more surprising than President Obama’s decision to give an interview for "America’s Most Wanted" last weekend was his apparent agreement...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 15, 2010
In the wake of the U.S. Congressional hearings on the Toyota recalls, we have heard various proposals for countering unintended acceleration in automobiles.
Transportation...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 12, 2010
My battalion commander, Lt. Col. Michael Kurilla, gave the directive that my squad leaders, platoon sergeant, and myself had heard countless times: my platoon was...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 11, 2010
Employment at the top 10 Silicon Valley companies declined for Hispanics, blacks, and women for the decade ending in 2005, according to a San Jose Mercury News...The New York Times Online From ACM TechNews | February 19, 2010
The more, the better. That’s the fashionable recipe for nurturing new ideas these days. It emphasizes a kind of Internet-era egalitarianism that celebrates the...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | February 1, 2010
An early advocate of the Internet's culture of openness, computer scientist Jaron Lanier has written a new book in which he reconsiders that view and takes a more...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | January 14, 2010
A decade ago, America Online merged with Time Warner in a deal valued at a stunning $350 billion. It was then, and is now, the largest merger in American business...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | January 11, 2010
I can remember when I first thought seriously about Twitter. Last March, I was at the SXSW conference in Austin, Tex., where technology, media and music are mashed...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | January 7, 2010
As we become increasingly dependent on the Internet, we need to be increasingly concerned about how it is regulated. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | December 28, 2009
PayScale, a site that collects data on salaries for different professions, recently released an updated data set from over 1.2 million users on the salaries of...The New York Times From ACM CareerNews | July 20, 2009
We are already in the Brave New World of cyberwarfare. Cyberattacks have become a permanent fixture on the international scene because they have become easy and...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 17, 2009
The value of skilled immigrants with H-1B visas provokes a wide range of opinions and commentary, from IT workers, a former H-1B visa holder, a displaced worker...The New York Times From ACM News | April 16, 2009