DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
COLUMN: President's letter
ACM is expanding the PDC along three axes: Doubling the number of online courses, adding 500 books from Safari (including O'Reilly's library), and classic computer science books that you can help select.
David A. Patterson
DEPARTMENT: Hot links
COLUMN: Legally speaking
The Sony safe harbor survived a tough challenge before the Supreme Court.
COLUMN: Technology strategy and management
A unique set of circumstances contributes to the recent success of the Irish software industry.
Michael A. Cusumano
The Internet provides new opportunities for cheating on computer science class projects.
Kenneth A. Ross
SPECIAL ISSUE: The digital society
This special section presents views of a society changing under the influence of advanced information technology. Computers have been around for about half a century and their social effects have been described under many headings …
Abbe Mowshowitz, Murray Turoff
Using decennial census data to trace the increase in U.S. information workers from 1950--2000 and examining the role of subtitutional and compositional effects.
Edward N. Wolff
As a result of 20th-century advances in medicine and standard of living there is a dramatic increase in the number of older people in the U.S. and most developed countries of world. Currently, people aged 65 years and older represent …
Sara J. Czaja, Starr Roxanne Hiltz
A shift in the balance of power brings with it increased potential for influence.
Elia Zureik, Abbe Mowshowitz
Communities are networks of interpersonal ties that provide sociability, support, information, a sense of belonging, and social identity. Well into the 20th century, communities were equated with neighborhoods---bounded groups …
The Internet is not simply a set of interconnected links and protocols---it is also a construct of the imagination, an inkblot test into which everyone projects their desires, fears, and fantasies. Some see enlightenment and …
Eli M. Noam
Studying the transformation of education and its changing role in society.
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Murray Turoff
In 2003, the world produced about 800MB of information for each man, woman, and child on earth . Much of this information, such as supermarket scanner data and the like, is pretty dull. But some of it, such as the material …
Hal R. Varian
Evaluating the potential advantages and considering the risks associated with electronic health care records.
Peter G. Goldschmidt
A fix for irrelevant information, cognitive overhead, and disorientation---common gremlins endured by every e-business system user.
Yong Jin Kim, Rajiv Kishore, G. Lawrence Sanders
By leveraging customer reactions to personalized products and services, companies continuously improve their personalization processes through an iterative feedback loop resulting in the `virtuous cycle' of personalization.
Gediminas Adomavicius, Alexander Tuzhilin
IT professionals know they must keep their skills up to date. But doing so requires knowing what skills are in demand.
Bipin Prabhakar, Charles R. Litecky, Kirk Arnett
A news delivery and summarization system, acting as a user's agent, gathers and recaps news items based on specifications and interests.
Dragomir Radev, Jahna Otterbacher, Adam Winkel, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn
IT is transforming the way governments function and valuable lessons can be learned from the pioneering e-government programs that have led the charge.
Sang M. Lee, Xin Tan, Silvana Trimi
Wireless Web providers should roll out new services on an evolutionary rather than revolutionary track.
Arvind Malhotra, Albert H. Segars
COLUMN: Technical opinion
Studying the effects of increased IT expenditures in educational institutions.
Alan R. Peslak
COLUMN: Inside risks