The ability to pivot is a sign of agility. As technology continue to rapidly advance, how close are Google and Apple to pivoting?
The post Are Google and AppleBLOG...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | September 24, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Andreessen Horowitz had another Academic Roundtable, which I've written about in previous years (here, here). For me, the most exciting session was on VirtualMatthew...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | September 24, 2015 at 11:05 AM
We're still waiting for flying cars to materialize as a mass-market product. Why? The answer lies in computer technology—or the lack thereof.
The post Will theBLOG...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | September 16, 2015 at 10:16 AM
CS125, the "new", "honors-ish" Algorithms and Complexity course, got off to a good start today. The room was full with not enough seats for people, the students...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | September 3, 2015 at 01:40 PM
Can robots be trusted to make better decisions than humans? Sometimes automation can be a matter or life or death.
The post Can Robots Be Trusted? appeared first...Lewis Perelman From Blog@Ubiquity | September 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM
There's a fun pair of viewpoints in the September CACM by Jeffrey Ullman and myself on experiments in computer science research, with him addressing systems conferences...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | August 25, 2015 at 05:09 PM
The physical Internet is evolving away from resiliency toward fragility and vulnerability. A broken Internet means flawed cybersecurity.
The post Why Physical Cyber...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | August 24, 2015 at 11:52 AM
As some of you know, I was recently elected to the position of SIGACT (ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory) Chair. So some part ofpreview...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | August 21, 2015 at 09:05 PM
The future of technology is government regulation—NOT unbridled technology.
The post The Future of Tech is Regulation appeared first on BLOG@UBIQUITY.Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | August 12, 2015 at 11:30 AM
If we want to advance the art and science of software development, we should direct our attention to the insect world of stigmergy.
The post Why Can’t Programmers...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | August 4, 2015 at 09:55 AM
In pursuit of scientific understanding, too often we forget our level of know-how is far more important than our know-what.
The post Why We Don’t Know Know-HowBLOG...Peter Denning From Blog@Ubiquity | July 22, 2015 at 02:44 PM
Computer systems used to be weak, so we had to make their world simple and standardized. They now can handle almost endless complexity—but we still need to understand...Espen Andersen From Blog@Ubiquity | July 15, 2015 at 06:14 PM
At some point, I'm convinced the "conference structure" is going to fall apart.Case in point -- I haven't bought my tickets yet for SIGCOMM because, unless I'm...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | July 3, 2015 at 11:07 AM
The NSA's track record on government surveillance, which many argue violates fundamental constitutional rights, may lead to a fragmented Internet.
The post Government...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | June 23, 2015 at 01:23 PM
The 31st International Symposium on Computational Geometry has its proceedings available online here.I point this out because the SoCG proceedings were managedLIPIcs...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | June 15, 2015 at 07:18 PM
Many people in the Western world believe Internet freedom equals freedom of social and political life. The more access we get, the more freedom and democracy we...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | June 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM
The notion that creating ideas and imagining new worlds fashioned around these ideas are the keys to innovation is all wrong. Ideation is not innovation
The post...Peter Denning From Blog@Ubiquity | June 4, 2015 at 10:59 AM
About six months ago, I was able to point to a nice gift from Steve Ballmer for Computer Science at Harvard. Today, more good news, this time for all of the Harvard...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | June 3, 2015 at 05:00 PM
The tech world is caught in a repeating, self-similar fractal, where the gadgets may be new, but the business models are as old as the Industrial Revolution itself...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | May 27, 2015 at 01:19 PM
I've always been impressed how the SIGCOMM conference accepts a very small number of papers, but many hundreds of people attend the conference. (This is true for...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | May 18, 2015 at 04:23 PM