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Microsoft Big Brains: Butler Lampson
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Microsoft Big Brains: Butler Lampson

If there were a jack of all trades at Microsoft, Technical Fellow Butler Lampson, who is also an ACM Fellow and a former ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient, would...

Q&A: HP's Running Man
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Q&A: HP's Running Man

Prith Banerjee discusses collaborating with universities, his startup experiences, and Hewlett-Packard Lab's approach to research and development.

The Evolution of Platform Thinking
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The Evolution of Platform Thinking

How platform adoption can be an important determinant of product and technological success.

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Connecting with an Internet Pioneer, 40 Years Later

Forty years ago—on December 5, 1969—the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer network nodes at the University...

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Connecting with an Internet Pioneer, 40 Years Later

Forty years ago—on December 5, 1969—the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer network nodes at the University...

Computing's Paradigm
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Computing's Paradigm

Trying to categorize computing as engineering, science, or math is fruitless; we have our own paradigm.

Israel's Technology Industry as an Economic Growth Engine
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Israel's Technology Industry as an Economic Growth Engine

How government-industry collaboration can have far-reaching economic influences.

Opening Remarks
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Opening Remarks

Highlighting efforts and providing the rationale to increase the participation and success of underrepresented groups in computing.

Generations Homo-Zapiens
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Generations Homo-Zapiens

Information technology (IT) will become increasingly organic and humans will get closer to technology, predicts Eurotech Spa President and CEO Roberto Siagri. By...

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Is Cloud Bigger Than The Advent Of The Personal Computer?

According to a Reuters report, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told the 900 technology executives at the Utah Technology Council that cloud computing is a phenomenon that's...

An Interview with Ping Fu
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An Interview with Ping Fu

Ping Fu, CEO of the digital shape sampling and processing company Geomagic, discusses her background, achievements, and challenges managing a company during a period...

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...

A New Silicon Valley?
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A New Silicon Valley?

Ruben Barrales, president and chief executive of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, sees similarities between Silicon Valley and San Diego's batch of biotech...

Should Airlines Let Passengers Make Calls Via Wi-Fi?
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Should Airlines Let Passengers Make Calls Via Wi-Fi?

Roger Flessing was on an American Airlines flight to Seattle recently when he began speaking with his son on his iPhone. He wasn't making a conventional cellphone...

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The Duct Tape Programmer

Jamie Zawinski is what I would call a duct-tape programmer. I say that with a great deal of respect. He is the kind of programmer who is hard at work building...

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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...

Q&A: The Networker
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Q&A: The Networker

Jon Kleinberg talks about algorithms, information flow, and the connections between Web search and social networks.
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