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Computing as Social Science
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Computing as Social Science

College students must be shown that computer science is social, relevant, important, and caring. The way computer science is taught can hold students' interest...

The Grill: Jeannette M. Wing on the Hot Seat
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The Grill: Jeannette M. Wing on the Hot Seat

Carnegie Mellon University professor Jeannette M. Wing is an expert on computational thinking, the discipline of applying computer science's problem-solving methods...

Advising Students For Success
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Advising Students For Success

Some advice for those doing the advising (and what the advisors can learn from the advisees).

Your Students Are Your Legacy
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Your Students Are Your Legacy

This Viewpoint boils down into a few magazine pages what I've learned in my 32 years of mentoring Ph.D. students.

When Is a 'License' Really a Sale?
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When Is a 'License' Really a Sale?

Can you resell software even if the package says you can't? What are the implications for copyright law of the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous June 2008 decision...

Is Software Engineering Engineering?
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Is Software Engineering Engineering?

Software engineering continues to be dogged by claims it is not engineering. Adopting a computer-systems view that embraces hardware, software, and user environment...

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.

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Inside Risks: U.S. Election After-Math

Recounting problems still associated with election integrity, transparency, and accountability.

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...

Human Computing Skills: Rethinking the K-12 Experience
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Human Computing Skills: Rethinking the K-12 Experience

Establishing the fundamentals of computational thinking is essential to improving computer science education.

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?

The Dot-Org Difference
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The Dot-Org Difference

One of the first things you'll notice about the new Communications Web site (cacm.acm.org) is that it has different...

Seven Principles For Secure E-Voting
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Seven Principles For Secure E-Voting

E-voting can be as secure and confidential as paper-based voting, as discussed in "The U.S. Should Ban Paperless...

USACM's Policy Role
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USACM's Policy Role

ACM members have a professional duty to ensure that the public comprehends and benefits from advances in computing.

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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...

Q&A: The Upper Limit
From Communications of the ACM

Q&A: The Upper Limit

Jeannette Wing talks about clusters, creativity, and the power of computational thinking.

Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale
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Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale

A proposal to remedy problems in the reviewing process.

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...
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