Talking to a computer security researcher about Stuxnet is like asking an art critic to describe the finer points of the Mona Lisa. The world's top cybersecurity...Slate From ACM Opinion | October 6, 2010
Should Pvt. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst charged with leaking troves of classified documents to WikiLeaks, be tried for treason? And what about...Slate From ACM Opinion | August 5, 2010
One theme I ran into over and over while writing about the periodic table was the future of energy and the question of which element or elements will replace carbon...Slate From ACM Opinion | July 19, 2010
Telepathic helmets. Grid-computing swarms of cyborg insects, some for surveillance, some with lethal stingers. New cognitive-enhancement drugs. (What? AdderallProvigil...Slate From ACM Opinion | May 20, 2010
In a brilliant column published 16 years ago, the Italian philosopher Umberto Eco explained the difference between Apple and Microsoft in terms of the divide between...Slate From ACM Opinion | May 17, 2010
The next iPhone is going to look amazing. This is as close to a truism as you get in the tech industry--it's sort of like predicting that Warren Buffett will make...Slate From ACM Opinion | April 20, 2010
"How did you fool so many people for so long?" a reporter asked Tiger Woods at his press conference Monday. Woods replied: "I fooled myself."
And how. Woods was...Slate From ACM Opinion | April 8, 2010
But once you try one, you won't be able to resist.
I picked up my iPad at a San Francisco Apple Store early on Saturday morning, and I spent the rest of the weekend...Slate From ACM Opinion | April 6, 2010
Most of the buildings in Dupree, S.D., population 434, do not have street addresses. The volunteer fire department is listed at P.O. Box 461, and you have to dial...Slate From ACM Opinion | March 17, 2010
When Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone at 2007's Macworld conference, he began by describing the device's groundbreaking user interface. "We have invented...Slate From ACM Opinion | March 10, 2010
When Toyota Prius owners take their cars to the dealer under the company's latest recall, they'll likely be out of the shop in about 30 minutes. Even though the...Slate From ACM Opinion | February 16, 2010
I like to think of myself as the Dick Cheney of the Browser Wars—an unyielding proponent of greater and greater hostilities between the developers working on Chrome...Slate From ACM Opinion | February 8, 2010
The soon-to-be-completed leadership succession at Xerox from Ann Mulcahy to Ursula Burns is one for the record books. It will be the first woman-to-woman transition...Slate From ACM Opinion | June 15, 2009