The fundamental assumptions of international development are changing, increasingly putting the tools for a digital economy into the hands of the world's poor.
...Richard Heeks From Communications of the ACM | April 1, 2010
The Internet Age is upon us. But rather than circulating online, the 23rd Decennial Census stuck with the tried-and-true, and flooded the U.S. Postal Service March...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | March 26, 2010
Here's a potentially noteworthy development in the patent litigation-riddled mobile device market.
The patent is No. 7,679,604, "Method and apparatus for controlling...CNET From ACM Opinion | March 25, 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
E-waste created from discarded personal computers is a fast growing source of environmental damage, threatening the health of populations in developing nations....AllVoices From ACM Opinion | March 23, 2010
In a defiant move, Google has officially shut down its Chinese search site. In many ways the company's exit is unprecedented and gives rise to a myriad of consequences...TheAtlanticWire From ACM Opinion | March 23, 2010
Earlier today we stopped censoring our search services—Google Search, Google News, and Google Images—on Google.cn. Users visiting Google.cn are now being redirected...Google From ACM Opinion | March 22, 2010
By the Federal Communications Commission's own account, broadband use in the United States has exploded over the past decade: "Fueled primarily by private sector...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | March 22, 2010
Most of the buildings in Dupree, S.D., population 434, do not have street addresses. The volunteer fire department is listed at P.O. Box 461, and you have to dial...Slate From ACM Opinion | March 17, 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
Those in Silicon Valley looking to have a bigger impact on the policymaking machinery of Washington, D.C., should take a close look at the genesis of the legislation...San Jose Mercury News From ACM Opinion | March 12, 2010
The Obama administration has said that it may require automakers to install “smart pedals” on all new cars. This kind of system—already used in BMWs, Chryslers...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 12, 2010
In the coverage of New York Times writer Zachary Kouwe, who resigned recently amid accusations of plagiarism, much has been said about the demands of writing for...BusinessWeek From ACM Opinion | March 11, 2010
When Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone at 2007's Macworld conference, he began by describing the device's groundbreaking user interface. "We have invented...Slate From ACM Opinion | March 10, 2010
I won't lie to you: I was not a good engineering student. That's one of the reasons I went into journalism. But I managed to acquire a bachelor of sciences in mechanical...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | March 8, 2010
Seeking funding for current and future computing initiatives requires both a strong argument and a broad community of supporters.Cameron Wilson, Peter Harsha From Communications of the ACM | March 1, 2010
Emphasizing the importance of creating more programs and investing more funding toward the goal of developing minority faculty at research universities.
Richard Tapia From Communications of the ACM | March 1, 2010