"For most artists," as the famous Tim O'Reilly aphorism has it "the problem isn't piracy, it's obscurity." To me, this is inarguably true and self-evident—the...The Guardian From ACM Opinion | June 21, 2011
Facebook's active user base grew by only 1.7% in May. That's about half its usual growth rate, and it came after similarly slow growth in April. According to Inside...Slate From ACM News | June 15, 2011
Software developers should use empirical methods to analyze their designs to predict how working systems will behave.
Clayton T. Morrison, Richard T. Snodgrass From Communications of the ACM | June 1, 2011
Considerable progress has been made toward the formation of a computing profession since we started tracking it in this column a decade ago.
Peter J. Denning, Dennis J. Frailey From Communications of the ACM | June 1, 2011
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace represents a shift in the way the U.S. government is approaching identity management, privacy, and the...Ari Schwartz From Communications of the ACM | June 1, 2011
So Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion, its biggest deal ever. It’s too soon to make a pronouncement on whether the purchase is an idiot move, a brilliant...Wired From ACM Opinion | May 11, 2011
A company suffers a catastrophic attack on its servers. Gone are names, email addresses, home phone numbers, passwords, credit card numbers. Everything ends up...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | May 10, 2011
It's time to reverse the trend of centralized information technology that has been the hallmark of most companies for at least 10 years. Control of IT shouldn't...The Wall Street Journal From ACM Opinion | May 9, 2011
Continuous integration and an automated asset pipeline should guarantee that you can produce an up-to-date working version of the game you are working on in very... #AltDevBlogADay From ACM Opinion | May 6, 2011
Sony's apparent difficulty in figuring out the extent of the damage from the recent intrusion into its PlayStation Network, while frustrating for those affected...Computerworld From ACM Opinion | April 28, 2011