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Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism
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Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism

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...

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What Apple's Ipad Means For Your Wallet


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Don't Let Politicians Forget the E Word

Hugh Griffiths is chair of the executive committee of the Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) and chair in intelligent radar systems at University College...

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Don't Become a Tool of Hegemony, Google!

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...

­.s. Enables Chinese Hacking of Google
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­.s. Enables Chinese Hacking of Google

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...

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Comment: Internet New Shot in the Arm For ­S Hegemony

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...

Open Access to Scientific Publications
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Open Access to Scientific Publications

In his July 2009 Communications editor's letter "Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?", editor-in-chief Moshe Vardi addressed...

Apple
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Apple

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...

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Google Quietly Changes the World Again

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...

Microsoft Big Brains: Butler Lampson
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Microsoft Big Brains: Butler Lampson

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...

Google
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Google

Future computing and mobile interfaces driven by artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and machine vision are consuming the time of Google’s top inventor...

Five Questions For Francine Berman
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Five Questions For Francine Berman

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...

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Should Search Engines Have a Conscience?

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...

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Connecting with an Internet Pioneer, 40 Years Later

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...

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The Duct Tape Programmer

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...

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Should Operating Systems Be Intuitive?

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...

Face the Inevitable, Embrace Parallelism
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Face the Inevitable, Embrace Parallelism

Hardware, software, and applications must all evolve in anticipation of the proliferation of parallelism.

Computing: The Fourth Great Domain of Science
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Computing: The Fourth Great Domain of Science

Computing is as fundamental as the physical, life, and social sciences.

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.

Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?
From Communications of the ACM

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...
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