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Letter To The President

There is an interconnect between the IT education policy in a country and the economic growth experienced or expected. "Computation is the most powerful 'thing...

Need to Take Technology to the Masses in Hindi, Commissioner Says
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Need to Take Technology to the Masses in Hindi, Commissioner Says

Anil Kakodkar, the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India, emphasized the need to take nation-building scientific technologies to the masses in national...

On Public Service and Computer Science
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On Public Service and Computer Science

Members of the computer science community should become more involved in public service by becoming program managers at federal agencies, the opportunities and...

The Broadband Price Is Not Right
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The Broadband Price Is Not Right

Developing an effective pricing index is essential to understanding the value of broadband connectivity.

Are Business Methods Patentable?
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Are Business Methods Patentable?

How the U.S. Supreme Court's forthcoming decision in the Bilski v. Doll case is expected to affect existing and future software patents.

Usable Security: How to Get It
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Usable Security: How to Get It

Why does your computer bother you so much about security, but still isn't secure? It's because users don't have a model for security, or a simple way to keep important...

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Reverse Brain Drain to India and China

America is a great place to start a company. Reports state that 52 percent of all Silicon Valley companies were started by immigrants. The problem is, it is now...

China Racing Ahead in It Revolution
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China Racing Ahead in It Revolution

China is striving to build first-rate research capabilities that can transform its economy from manufacturing based to technology based. In one of the efforts to...

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Nobel Prizes Remind ­S Why Immigration Matters

If you're looking for reasons to puff out your chest and take pride in being American, then take note that all six Nobel Prize winners announced so far this week...

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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...

Kode Reviews 101
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Kode Reviews 101

A review of code review do's and don'ts.

Dealing with the Venture Capital Crisis
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Dealing with the Venture Capital Crisis

The venture capital industry, like financial services in general, has fallen on hard times. Part of the problem is that large payoffs...

Reflections on Conficker
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Reflections on Conficker

Conficker's alarming growth rate in early 2009 along with the apparent mystery surrounding its ultimate purpose had raised concern among...

Computing in the Depression Era
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Computing in the Depression Era

Since its beginning, the computer industry has been through several major recessions, each occurring  approximately five years...

Contagious Craziness, Spreading Sanity
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Contagious Craziness, Spreading Sanity

Some examples of the upward or downward spiral of behaviors in the workplace.

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Aligning Computer Science with Mathematics By Felleisen and Krishnamurthi

The July 2009 Communications of the ACM has an interesting article by Matthias Felleisen and Shriram Krishnamurthi "Why Computer Science Doesn't Matter" with the...

The Grill: Aaron Walsh
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The Grill: Aaron Walsh

Boston College professor Aaron E. Walsh has a vision of making state-of-the-art education freely available to anyone with a computer and Internet connectivity through...

An Interview with Maurice Wilkes
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An Interview with Maurice Wilkes

Maurice Wilkes, the designer and builder of the EDSAC, passed away on Nov. 29 at age 97. He reflects on his career in this 2009 interview.

The Long Road to Computer Science Education Reform
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The Long Road to Computer Science Education Reform

Viewing the factors impeding improvements to CS education from kindergarten through grade 12 from a policy perspective.

How ICT Advances Might Help Developing Nations
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How ICT Advances Might Help Developing Nations

Some predictions for technology developments, deployments, and the associated societal implications.
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