Categories: computer science

Why You Can’t Vote Online

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on November 04

The question arises every two years, especially after an election in which voters had to stand in line for hours and faced a variety of problems with electronic voting machines:…

Hey, Somebody Has to Build the Hardware, Too

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 06

The cover story I just wrote on Amazon.com’s move into utility computing may make it sound like computer hardware is passe. (Oddly enough, in fact, when I went to…

R.I.P. SGI?

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 08

Yeesh, 7 cents a share. How far Silicon Graphics has fallen—now, to Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In its early 1990s heyday, it was as hot as Google (many of whose…

Computer Science: The Movie?

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 18

Apparently, all the tech industry needs to attract more people to become computer scientists is a good movie. Princeton University engineering school dean Maria Klawe also said at Microsoft’s…

A Sobering Look at Computer Science Research

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 16

It’s easy to be complacent about the state of technology today when you see venture capitalists starting to invest in startups again, traffic worsening in Silicon Valley, and blockbuster IPOs…

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