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Point/Counterpoint: Network Neutrality Nuances
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Point/Counterpoint: Network Neutrality Nuances

A discussion of divergent paths to unrestricted access of content and applications via the Internet.

International Communications Tapped For Intelligence-Gathering
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International Communications Tapped For Intelligence-Gathering

Governments concerned with national-security threats use the Internet to gather intelligence from communications traffic that transits local facilities. This surveillance...

Economic and Business Dimensions: The Extent of Globalization of Software Innovation
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Economic and Business Dimensions: The Extent of Globalization of Software Innovation

Will the software development laboratories follow the production mills?

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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...

Technology Strategy and Management: The Legacy of Bill Gates
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Technology Strategy and Management: The Legacy of Bill Gates

Assessing the pluses and minuses of the helmsmanship of Microsoft Corporation since its inception.

The Business of Software: The Ontology of Paper
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The Business of Software: The Ontology of Paper

The next generation of software engineering will involve designing systems without using paper-based formats, instead using software to develop software.

Ground Control to Architect Tom . . .
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Ground Control to Architect Tom . . .

Architecture astronauts habitually speak at extremely high levels of abstraction to avoid engaging in tangible discussions that might lead to disclosing that they...

Law and Technology: The End of the Generative Internet
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Law and Technology: The End of the Generative Internet

Exploring the expectations and implications for version 2.0 of the Net's new gated communities.

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.

Kode Vicious: Permanence and Change
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Kode Vicious: Permanence and Change

Highlighting the importance of doing one's best in view of code longevity and the impermanence of the changineer.

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...

Time to Take Evolutionary Development Off the Shelf
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Time to Take Evolutionary Development Off the Shelf

Large systems projects are failing at an alarming rate. It's time to take evolutionary design methods off the shelf.

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Multi-Core and Parallel Programming: Is the Sky Falling?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Marc Snir acknowledges that multicore parallelism is difficult, and this difficulty can give rise to divergent...

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...

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization
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CTO Roundtable on Virtualization: Part I

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

Historical Reflections: Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?
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Historical Reflections: Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?

Tracing the course of influential computing developments and considering possible paths to new paradigms.

Q&A: A Complex Thinker
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Q&A: A Complex Thinker

Daphne Koller discusses probabilistic relational modeling, artificial intelligence, and her new work with biologists.
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