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Why Isn't Cyberspace More Secure?
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Why Isn't Cyberspace More Secure?

Evaluating governmental actions—and inactions—toward improving cyber security and addressing future challenges.

Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?
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Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?

Assessing the controversial results of a recent empirical study of the role of intellectual property in software startups.

K-12 Computational Learning
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K-12 Computational Learning

Enhancing student learning and understanding by combining theories of learning with the computer's unique attributes.

Score: Agile Research Group Management
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Score: Agile Research Group Management

Adapting agile software development methodology toward more efficient management of academic research groups.

Version Aversion
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Version Aversion

The way you number your releases communicates more than you might think.

Victorian Data Processing
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Victorian Data Processing

The Victorian world was awash with data and with organizations that processed it; and they usually used nothing...

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The Anthropology of Hackers

A "hacker" is a technologist with a love for computing and a "hack" is a clever technical solution arrived through a non-obvious means. It doesn't mean to compromise...

The School of Hard Drives
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The School of Hard Drives

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan answers questions pertaining to education and technology.

School For Hackers
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School For Hackers

The do-it-yourself movement revives learning by doing.

Objects Never? Well, Hardly Ever!
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Objects Never? Well, Hardly Ever!

Revisiting the Great Objects Debate.

Discussing Cyber Attack
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Discussing Cyber Attack

Cyber attack—the other side of cyber defense—deserves a more open discussion than it has been getting.

Principles of the Law of Software Contracts
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Principles of the Law of Software Contracts

An overview of a new set of legal principles for software contracts developed by the American Law Institute.

Return at Risk
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Return at Risk

Calculating the likely true cost of projects.

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Beloit College Mindset List For the Class of 2014

Born when Ross Perot was warning about a giant sucking sound and Bill Clinton was apologizing for pain in his marriage, members of this fall’s entering college...

Rights For Autonomous Artificial Agents?
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Rights For Autonomous Artificial Agents?

The growing role of artificial agents necessitates modifying legal frameworks to better address human interests.

Remembrances of Things Pest
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Remembrances of Things Pest

Recalling malware milestones.

Presenting Your Project
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Presenting Your Project

The what, the how, and the why of giving an effective presentation.

Has China Caught Up in IT?
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Has China Caught Up in IT?

An assessment of the relative achievements in IT infrastructure, firms, and innovation in China.

Preparing Computer Science Students For the Robotics Revolution
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Preparing Computer Science Students For the Robotics Revolution

Robotics will inspire dramatic changes in the CS curriculum.

Is the Internet a Maturing Market?
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Is the Internet a Maturing Market?

Two concerns dominate the current debates over U.S. Internet policy: the relatively low level of U.S. broadband...
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