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Grady Booch reads from his On Computing columns from IEEE Software magazine for this podcast on Computing Now.

Give them a listen and join Grady as he discusses the impact of computing on humanity.

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Grady Booch: The Persistence of Memory

Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how even in the face of the tumultuous changes brought about by computing, the threads that define our very humanity still persist and bring a poignant texture to a fully digital life. Subscribe to the On Computing podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ieee-softwares-on-computing. From IEEE Software's November/December 2014 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/so/2014/06/index.html. Visit IEEE Software: http://www.computer.org/software.

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To Code or Not to Code

Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how much a functioning member of society today should know about computing.

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The Big Questions

Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses the big questions whose answers shape the systems with which we engage.

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The Incredible Lightness of Software

Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how from the inside of a software-intensive system, there are many different styles of implementation, each with its own subtle characteristics. From the outside, it all looks the same: it’s completely invisible.

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Storytelling involves weaving abstractions about fundamental truths regarding the world and the human experience to entertain and educate. When it comes to movies and television, producers and directors often make computer technology look like magic. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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Wizard pulling bionic rabbit out of computer on movie screen

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About the Speaker

Grady Booch

Grady Booch is recognized internationally for his innovative work on software architecture, software engineering, and modeling. He was chief scientist of Rational Software Corp. from its founding in 1981 until it became part of IBM, where he's an IBM Fellow. Grady was one of the original authors of the Unified Modeling Language and one of the original developers of several Rational products. Grady has served as architect and architectural mentor for complex, software-intensive projects around the world in just about every domain imaginable. He is currently developing Computing: The Human Experience, a major transmedia project for public broadcast. Contact him at grady@computingthehumanexperience.com.