Forty years ago—on December 5, 1969—the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer network nodes at the University...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 8, 2009
According to a Reuters report, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told the 900 technology executives at the Utah Technology Council that cloud computing is a phenomenon that's...Information Week From ACM Opinion | October 28, 2009
Members of the computer science community should become more involved in public service by becoming program managers at federal agencies, the opportunities and...Jonathan M. Smith From Communications of the ACM | November 1, 2009
How the U.S. Supreme Court's forthcoming decision in the Bilski v. Doll case is expected to affect existing and future software patents.Pamela Samuelson From Communications of the ACM | November 1, 2009
Why does your computer bother you so much about security, but still isn't secure? It's because users don't have a model for security, or a simple way to keep important...Butler Lampson From Communications of the ACM | November 1, 2009
Ruben Barrales, president and chief executive of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, sees similarities between Silicon Valley and San Diego's batch of biotech...SignOnSanDiego.com From ACM Opinion | October 19, 2009
Roger Flessing was on an American Airlines flight to Seattle recently when he began speaking with his son on his iPhone. He wasn't making a conventional cellphone...USA Today From ACM Opinion | September 29, 2009
Jamie Zawinski is what I would call a duct-tape programmer.
I say that with a great deal of respect. He is the kind of programmer who is hard at work building...joelonsoftware.com From ACM Opinion | September 25, 2009
Should computers be intuitive, requiring little to no learning or thinking? Is it even possible for them to be so?
“Nothing is intuitive,” said Slashdot blogger...LinuxInsider From ACM Opinion | September 25, 2009
The venture capital industry, like financial services in general, has fallen on hard times. Part of the problem is that large payoffs...Michael Cusumano From Communications of the ACM | October 1, 2009
Conficker's alarming growth rate in early 2009 along with the apparent mystery surrounding its ultimate purpose had raised concern among...Phillip Porras From Communications of the ACM | October 1, 2009
Boston College professor Aaron E. Walsh has a vision of making state-of-the-art education freely available to anyone with a computer and Internet connectivity through...Computerworld From ACM TechNews | August 31, 2009
Maurice Wilkes, the designer and builder of the EDSAC, passed away on Nov. 29 at age 97. He reflects on his career in this 2009 interview.David P. Anderson, Maurice Wilkes From Communications of the ACM | September 1, 2009