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
Hugh Griffiths is chair of the executive committee of the Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) and chair in intelligent radar systems at University College...New Scientist From ACM Opinion | January 29, 2010
President of People's Daily Online He Jiazheng speaks on Internet freedom:
The Google-China dispute shows a strategic position change of the United States. In...People's Daily Online From ACM Opinion | January 27, 2010
Google made headlines when it went public with the fact that Chinese hackers had penetrated some of its services, such as Gmail, in a politically motivated attempt...CNN From ACM Opinion | January 26, 2010
Over the past 40 years, the US has been dominating the world Internet as the core technique holder with an inherent advantage of being the cradle of the Internet...China Daily From ACM Opinion | January 26, 2010
Everybody's talking about the new tablet computer Apple is expected to unveil this month. Some say it will save newspapers by giving them a new platform where they...Newsweek From ACM Opinion | January 13, 2010
Do you remember where you were the day they unveiled Facebook? No? How about Twitter? Amazon.com? Google Search?
Massive, culture-shifting technologies are almost...Computerworld From ACM Opinion | January 12, 2010
If there were a jack of all trades at Microsoft, Technical Fellow Butler Lampson, who is also an ACM Fellow and a former ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient, would...ZDNet From ACM Opinion | January 5, 2010
Future computing and mobile interfaces driven by artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and machine vision are consuming the time of Google’s top inventor...SiliconRepublic From ACM Opinion | December 29, 2009
The winner of the inaugural Ken Kennedy Award, Francine Berman answers questions about her career, the reasons for her success, and the most important lessons she's...Jack Rosenberger From ACM Opinion | December 4, 2009
The recent appearance of a racist image of First Lady Michelle Obama during a search using Google's search engine motivates an interesting question: Should search...Computerworld From ACM Opinion | December 11, 2009
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
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
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...Moshe Y. Vardi From Communications of the ACM | July 1, 2009