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Viewpoint: Time For Computer Science to Grow Up
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Viewpoint: Time For Computer Science to Grow Up

As the computer science field has evolved, so should the methods for disseminating computing research results.

Education: Alice 3
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Education: Alice 3: Concrete to Abstract

The innovative Alice 3 programming environment, currently in beta testing, teaches students to program with Alice and Java software.

Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?
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Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?

A frequent question I hear about Communications, and about ACM publishing in general, involves its access model. I am asked: "Why don't you adopt the open-access...

Ray Ozzie on the Potential of Cloud Computing
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Ray Ozzie on the Potential of Cloud Computing

Wired magazine writer and author Steven Levy interviews Microsoft Corp.'s Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie about the value of cloud computing and how it will...

Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully ­nderstand the Web
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Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully ­nderstand the Web

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants to put the Web under the microscope to investigate how it changes our behavior. He discusses the Web Science Research...

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Flaws in Web's Much-Touted Wolframalpha

When a free Web service called WolframAlpha launches in the coming days, the public will get to try a "computational knowledge engine" that has had technology insiders...

An Interview with Jon Kleinberg
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An Interview with Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg tallied a long list of awards and achievements before being named recipient of the 2008 ACM – Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences at...

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service
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The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service

The commercial opportunities of software as a service are widely hyped these days and many think SaaS is the future of software. That might be true in the medium...

Computing as Social Science
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Computing as Social Science

College students must be shown that computer science is social, relevant, important, and caring. The way computer science is taught can hold students' interest...

The Dot-Org Difference
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The Dot-Org Difference

One of the first things you'll notice about the new Communications Web site (cacm.acm.org) is that it has different...

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Why Ebay Lost to Taobao in China: The Glocal Advantage

How Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) electronic-commerce platforms in China compete and how buyers are stimulated to be both aware and trustful of sellers through buyer...

Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale
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Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale

A proposal to remedy problems in the reviewing process.

<i>Communications</i> Preps Web-Enhanced Articles
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Communications Preps Web-Enhanced Articles

The soon to launch Communications Web site will break the bounds of the printed monthly.

True Seeds of Open-Source Software
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True Seeds of Open-Source Software

Though I appreciated Martin Campbell-Kelly's "Viewpoint" "Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?" (Oct. 2008), we must still rectify a small piece of history...

How Are We Doing?
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How Are We Doing?

A rabbinical story tells about an angry reader who stormed into a newspaper office waving the day's paper, asking to see the editor of the obituary column.

CTO Virtualization Roundtable
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CTO Virtualization Roundtable: Part II

When it comes to virtualization platforms, experts say focus first on the services to be delivered.

Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger
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Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger

Relational database pioneer Patricia G. Selinger explores the vast realm of database technology and trends in a wide-ranging discussion with Microsoft's James Hamilton...

On the 10th Anniversary of ACM's Digital Library
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On the 10th Anniversary of ACM's Digital Library

 When ACM launched its pioneering Digital Library a decade ago, it was one of the first professional societies to offer its members—and the broader computing community—a...

Legally Speaking: <i>Quanta</i>fying the Value of Patent Exhaustion
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Legally Speaking: Quantafying the Value of Patent Exhaustion

Should patents confer power to restrict reuses and redistributions of products embodying the whole or essential parts of inventions?

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization
From Communications of the ACM

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization: Part I

Virtualization technology is hot again, but for the right reasons?
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