Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM Opinion

The Future of Things "cyber"

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
Michael Hayden

Gen Michael Hayden, USAF, Retired


Years ago, when I was an ROTC instructor, the first unit of instruction for rising juniors dealt with communication skills. Near the beginning of the unit, I would quote Confucius to my new students: "The rectification of names is the most important business of government. If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things." The point had less to do with communicating than it did with thinking—thinking clearly.

From Strategic Studies Quarterly
View Full Article


No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account