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The Ghosts of Holiday Shopping: Past, Present and Future
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The Ghosts of Holiday Shopping: Past, Present and Future

In many parts of the western world, the frenzy of holiday shopping has reached its crescendo.  With apologies to Charles Dickens, it is instructive to consider...

Inside an Effective Computer Science Classroom
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Inside an Effective Computer Science Classroom

A discussion of Guy Claxton's "What's the Point of School" book and how it relates to CS.

Progress on the New AP CS
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Progress on the New AP CS

Progress on the new Advanced Placement exam in Computer Science is progressing, but it's still early to see how it's going to end up and whether it will achieve...

The Rise of the External Brain
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The Rise of the External Brain

From an entirely unexpected source, we begin to realize the dream of an external brain that supplements our knowledge, wisdom, and memories.

Twelve Tips For Department Heads from an NSF Perspective
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Twelve Tips For Department Heads from an NSF Perspective

Nuts and bolts advice for faculty and department heads on interacting with the National Science Foundation.  

Better GPS Software Through ­User Feedback
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Better GPS Software Through ­User Feedback

I appreciate my GPS software can tell me where I am, but it should get better at predicting where I will go.

Celebrating Computer Science Education Week
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Celebrating Computer Science Education Week

CSEdWeek is a joint effort led by ACM with the cooperation and deep involvement of the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Computing Research Association...

The End of Freedom on Internet?
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The End of Freedom on Internet?

Recent news on media reveals a tendency in several countries: Internet censorship and more. 

Security and Privacy Issues on Internet Social Networks
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Security and Privacy Issues on Internet Social Networks

Last month most Internet users in Colombia were shocked with the case of a young girl who was murdered by a couple of young guys who used the girl's profile to...

SC09 Reflections: The Need For Speed
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SC09 Reflections: The Need For Speed

SC09 (aka the “Supercomputing Conference”) was held during the week of November 16.  The conference set an attendance record this year – roughly 10,000 attendees...

What the Cloud Means For HCI
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What the Cloud Means For HCI

The CTO roundtable on cloud computing article in a past issue of CACM made me start thinking about what cloud computing really means for HCI and how people will...

Georgia Again 'Counts' AP CS
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Georgia Again 'Counts' AP CS

Georgia again counts the Advanced Placement test in Computer Science towards high school grauation requirements.  The story highlights the challenges of making...

Games in Schools--Sugar-Coated Learning?
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Games in Schools--Sugar-Coated Learning?

A discussion of the debate about using off-the-shelf, brain-training games in classrooms.

Technology
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Technology

A short review of some of the hidden social and environmental costs of technology.

Internet Connectivity and Multimedia Content in Latin America
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Internet Connectivity and Multimedia Content in Latin America

How Internet connectivity has affected multimedia content in Latin America.

Extreme Agility at Facebook
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Extreme Agility at Facebook

Robert Johnson, director of engineering at Facebook was the last keynote at OOPSLA 2009.  Robert’s talk: “Moving Fast at Scale - Lessons Learned at Facebook”, aimed...

Consilience: The Path to Innovation
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Consilience: The Path to Innovation

I believe solutions to many of the most challenging problems facing our society – medicine and health care, climate and the environment, economic security and privacy...

Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day Two
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Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day Two

The second day of Informatics Education IV in Freiburg, Germany, focused on accreditation, expanding enrollments, student engagement, parellelism, and interdisciplinarity...

Who Needs Massively Multi-Core?
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Who Needs Massively Multi-Core?

Do consumers want massively multi-core?  Or would they rather have lower power consumption and better memory bandwidth?  Are we building what people want?

Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day One
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Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day One

Informatics Education Europe, a workshop sponsored by ACM, BCS, Intel, and Microsoft, is focusing on improving computing education across Europe.
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