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The Common Future
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. 108
Perhaps the distinctions between generational views of technology are only superficial.
 
Free Agency
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. 104
Work for an organization or yourself? Young workers today know they're on their own. The featured Web extra is the latest installment of the Forward Slash podcast.
 
The New Internationalists
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 112
Social enterprises flip the motto,
 
The Point of Recognition
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:September 2014
pp. 120
Will the next computing innovation arrive in spring 2017 on the tail of a recession? The Web extra at http://youtu.be/TYae_47GYIM is an audio recording in which author David Alan Grier discusses how the next computing innovation could very well arrive in t...
   
The Real Change [The Errant Hashtag]
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:May 2014
pp. 120
The change that software has wrought is a change to how we organize ourselves. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/ORmYnEm53LE is a video in which author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, discussing how the change that software has wrough...
   
Assets to the Table
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 100
As engineers have built and shaped Internet technology for the past 50 years, they can claim that they have some right to participate in the discussion over the governance of that technology. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/XtVWrLBMabU is a video in which...
   
Practice and Theory
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:February 2014
pp. 104
The conversation between theory and practice is more subtle than it appears at first glance. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/pd20DQJH36o is a video in which author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, discussing the interplay between the...
   
Steve Furber [Interviews]
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 58-68
Steve Furber has made major contributions to both the processor architecture and neural networks fields. He was one of the developers of the Acorn RISC Machine microprocessor, which was the basis for the ARM processors that are now so common in cell phones...
 
Edward Feigenbaum
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 74-81
Edward Feigenbaum, the recipient of the 2013 Pioneer Award, is one of the founders of the field of artificial intelligence and has been one of its leaders for more than 50 years. He became aware of the birth of AI when he was an undergraduate at Carnegie T...
 
For the Common Good
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 124
We don't have satisfactory answers to questions that ask what we must share with our neighbor for our common good and the rights we retain in the process. Yet such answers will be the legacy of our age. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/U0piYSt35YU is a vid...
   
The Tenor of Our Times
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:August 2013
pp. 128
We can't understand our current state of affairs without knowing the way we thought and acted in the past any more than we can fully understand a neighborhood without remembering the forces that shaped it. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/LbLKhMkWS7w is a ...
 
The Comfort Zone
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:June 2013
pp. 104
Interdisciplinary work is a key part of computing, but it often demands that we drop old conceptions and learn to think as others do. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/y8BSzeoZDCA is a video segment in which author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Has...
 
Working in Conference
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 124
In addition to bringing us together to test what we've done and reward the best ideas, the technology we've created in the past decade or two might also allow us to validate the claim that conferences do real work. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/nYvHGLbv...
 
Attention to Context
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 124
In striving to build a secure information infrastructure, we're all trying to develop patterns of local behavior. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/lXk2QrOxEzI is a video segment in which author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in whic...
 
The Here and Now
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 108
With computer systems offering the Internet's organized knowledge to our applications, we no longer live in an age where past is prologue. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/Dojn05hJNWs is a video segment in which author David Alan Grier expands on his Erran...
 
Work/Play
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 116
Gaming has an odd relationship with software and software engineering. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/EviCJ206YC8 is an audio podcast in which authors David Alan Grier and Erin Dian Dumbacher discuss the odd relationship gaming has with software and soft...
 
It's Complicated
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 124
Was the code-breaking era of computers the industry's high point? The Web extra at http://youtu.be/0iuh0OQe6CU is an audio podcast of authors David Alan Grier and Erin Dian Dumbacher, in which they discuss the importance of analyzing increasingly complex d...
 
The Winner Takes It All
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:August 2012
pp. 120
Has the notion of one person, one vote gone by the wayside? The featured Web extra is an audio podcast by columnists David Alan Grier and Erin Dian Dumbacher, who debate the wisdom of the crowd in crowdsourcing and whether the notion of one person, one vot...
 
Repurposers
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 116
The new generation of innovators seems willing to trade pristine landscapes for the messiness of city life. An audio podcast is available at http://youtu.be/ecZd4VZOEJA. The authors disucss how the new generation of innovators seems willing to trade pristi...
 
Teaching the Intangible
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 116
How far is too far when applying Internet and connection technologies to our world? The featured Web extra is an audio recording of the Forward Slash column
 
Learning from the Best
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:April 2012
pp. 116
Entrepreneurs need encouragement but also training and experience. The featured Web extra is the latest installment of the Forward Slash podcast.
 
Dirty electricity
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:February 2007
pp. 6-8
Debugging has been one of the crucial skills of computer science.
   
The Computer in the Mirror
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:October 2012
pp. 128
Computer science seems to be moving rapidly into the social sciences, not to build machines that simulate our actions but to hold up a mirror to our lives. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/mz2UiSn-oZk is an audio podcast of authors David Alan Grier and Eri...
 
Controlling Share
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 128
In pushing more activity to the self-driven cloud, are we creating another way for the rising generation of engineers and entrepreneurs to break with the past? The featured Web extra at http://youtu.be/zDZn3Ad74E0 is an audio recording of the Forward Slash...
 
Songs of comfort and joy
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:December 2006
pp. 11-13
The music industry's story is a vivid reminder that entire industries can fail to see shifts in the market.
   
Lying to the Future
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:October 2014
pp. 128
We don't really have an organized industry until we have a model for the typical; then we may cast the future into the mold of the present. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/ov5qZ7xeR-E is an audio recording in which author David Alan Grier discusses how we...
   
Just Out of It
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 104
Modernity seems to have done nothing to weaken our desire to be part of a group. If anything, it seems to have strengthened it. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/DfPyRnP8KOw is an audio recording in which author David Alan Grier reads his Errant Hashtag col...
   
The Cycles of Continuous Improvement
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 6-8
A review of 2013 activities from the president's perspective reminds us--through the life cycle of change--of the important progress we made in the areas of communities, global membership, and leveraging our role within IEEE. The Web extra at http://youtu....
 
The Way We Organize Ourselves
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 124
The value of programming as an educational discipline goes far beyond the desire not to live in ignorance. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/1AoX0HSIZv8 is a video segment in which author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he di...
 
The Trappings of Power
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:November 2013
pp. 120
Instead of making speeches on the street and marching in unity with our comrades, we post pictures of ourselves with the powerful, famous, or merely notorious and ask our friends to admire the social standing these pictures represent. The Web extra at http...
 
Not Part of the Plan
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 136
When we consider expanding the Computer Society or IEEE, we ultimately face some aspect of the immigrant experience, of moving across cultural boundaries. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/AsY3GSMNx9M is a video segment in which author David Alan Grier expa...
 
Short-Term Loan
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 112
We find ourselves expending all our effort in gaining technical skills to make the objects or design the systems that benefit society, with little time to broaden our intellectual basis. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/_3hELfdp0-c is a video segment in wh...
 
Equal before the Bar
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 116
Columnist David Alan Grier describes his involvement in Global Tag Challenge, crowdsourcing, and plain old-fashioned logic. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/dO6paXsLeOs is a video segment in which author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag colum...
 
The Ethical Dimension
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:February 2013
pp. 112
All administrative decisions can be factored into two different kinds of elements: factual and ethical. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/Dojn05hJNWs is a video segment in which author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column by discussing the ...
 
The Unseen and the Seen
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 6-7
Our progress is measured by the accumulated effects of all the ideas, seen and unseen, that appear, only to vanish and then perhaps return at the proper time. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/qu7CAOYXwfQ is a video segment in which IEEE Computer Society 20...
 
Love the Show!
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier,Erin Dian Dumbacher
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 120
There are some problems that engineered approaches can't solve, and building a reputation—a problem of marketing and people—is one of them. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/wfp1BiiXcjo is an audio podcast in which authors David Alan G...
 
The Relational Database and the Concept of the Information System
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:October 2012
pp. 9-17
E.F. Codd developed his relational database concept within a community that was attempting to create a general-purpose machine for retrieving and reasoning with data. Rather than just making progress toward that goal, this article argues that Codd's accomp...
 
Uncharted Territory
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:December 2011
pp. 12-14
Although they might bring great utility to the world, innovations always involve fundamental challenges to the way we think.
 
The Honest Give-and-Take
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:November 2011
pp. 6-8
Information technology has not only expanded the scale and scope of global markets, it has also provided the means for probing the meaning of every give-and-take transaction.
 
The Habit of Change
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:October 2011
pp. 6-8
As technology has changed, the fundamental way of extracting meaning from data has also changed.
 
Leisure Science
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 6-8
While it might seem otherwise to most individuals, we live in an age of leisure as much as we live in an age of information or industry or globalization.
 
The Chicken Bus
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:August 2011
pp. 6-8
As with all engineering problems, we need to balance the twin factors of stability and control and do so in a way that doesn't damage either of them. This article is also available through David Alan Grier's blog, The Known World (http://www.computer.org/t...
 
Experienced Hands
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:July 2011
pp. 6-8
Social networking has neither altered the way that technical knowledge is presented nor has it dislodged computer science from its central place in the technical canon.
 
Dumb Grids and Smart Markets
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:June 2011
pp. 6-8
The task of building a smart grid requires us to solve two kinds of problems: technical and social.
 
Not for All Markets
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 6-8
Crowdsourcing is one of the more intriguing forms of computation that employs markets.
 
The Voice of Wisdom
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 8-10
In most circumstances, computing has faded into the background of our lives as part of the global infrastructure. However, it still has the ability to remind of us its presence.
 
A Very Bad Idea
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:February 2011
pp. 6-8
The grand ideas that led to the 1991 High-Performance Computing Act shaped the modern Internet only as they sifted through layers of the vertical division of labor.
 
Programming and Planning
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 86-88
<p>Although word
 
The Migration to the Middle
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 12-14
As we look to the future, we must not only anticipate a year of innovation and progress but also a migration of labor that will remake the field of digital technology.
 
The wave of the future
Found in: Computer
By David Alan Grier
Issue Date:January 2007
pp. 12-14
Since technology tends to move in unexpected directions, visions of the future are often more about today than tomorrow.
   
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