David Alan Grier

The Errant Hashtag

The Errant Hashtag is a column that wanders through the world of computer science and computer engineering. It looks for the human element, the people who create the new technology and tries to understand how they innovate. It is supposed to be an interactive column, a chance for people to tell their own stories and help us understand the state of the technological world. It is a column about people, about what they do, and about how they contribute to the field of computing

David Alan Grier, an associate professor of international science and technology policy at George Washington University, is an IEEE Fellow and the author of the forthcoming book, "The Company We Keep". Contact him at grier@gwu.edu or on Twitter @dagrier.

The Errant Hashtag: Fifteen Years to Open Source

 

Author David Alan Grier reads his Errant Hashtag column, in which he considers the politics of software procurement. From Computer's December 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/12/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Errant Hashtag: "I'm Not a Computer Scientist, but..."

 

Author David Alan Grier reads his Errant Hashtag column, in which he considers the mutual opacity of science and software engineering. From Computer's November 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/11/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Errant Hashtag: Innovating for Tomorrow

 

Author David Alan Grier reads his Errant Hashtag column, in which traces the influence of the American industrial experience on Silicon Valley's innovation system. From Computer's October 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/10/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Errant Hashtag: The Means of Production

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he discusses the challenges of technical leadership in software production. From Computer's September 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/09/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changing Trust

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he likens public-key cryptography to a speed bump. From Computer's August 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/08/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aware of the Situation

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he discusses situational awareness as the fundamental application for computing technology. From Computer's July 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/07/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Conversations

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he discusses the knowledge that only emerges in conversations with the larger scientific community. From Computer's June 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/06/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

Technological Improvisation

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he describes using technological improvisation to gather data and assess options before making and executing plans. From Computer's May 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/05/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

The Global Profession

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he describes how to embrace the global profession; specifically, we must listen to our colleagues around the world and offer support. From Computer's April 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/04/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

Go, Stop, Go, Stop

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about how artificial intelligence is less about building minds and more about taking apart boxes. From Computer's March 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/03/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

The Post-MOOC World

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about how the real test of education is found not in how we follow others but in how we get a richer view of the world from the process. From Computer's February 2016 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2016/02/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

New Cycles of Technology

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about how the most successful consumer goods are those that have been able to build new markets and organize those markets' customers. From Computer's January 2016 issue. Visit Computer's homepage. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes.

 

 

 

 

 

Quantum Imagination

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about how Computing is not about physicality--itís about imagination. From Computer's December 2015 issue. Visit Computer's homepage. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes.

 

 

 

 

 

Hidden Persuaders

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about how just as software hides the details of engineering, corporations tend to cloak the role of engineers from the public. From Computer's November 2015 issue. Visit Computer's homepage. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes.

 

 

 

 

 

The Voracious Discipline

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about how everyone, at some point in their life, is asked to choose between two different, sometimes opposing, points of view. The measure of leadership is how well you navigate this dilemma. From Computer's September 2015 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2015/09/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Leadership

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about how everyone, at some point in their life, is asked to choose between two different, sometimes opposing, points of view. The measure of leadership is how well you navigate this dilemma. From Computer's September 2015 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2015/09/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

 

In Search of the Diabolical Disconnect

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about the lack of connection that can exist between two people or organizations. From Computer's August 2015 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2015/08/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

The Errant Hashtag: Do We Need a Software Czar?

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about how we need to temper authoritarian leadership with the insights of individual programmers. From Computer's July 2015 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2015/07/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

Disruptive Computing

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about the disruptive nature of computing and how expanding e-commerce shouldnít mean trying to fit computing technology into markets but instead fitting markets into technology. From Computer's June 2015 issue: www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2015/06/index.html. Visit Computer: www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

The Github Effect

 

Author David Alan Grier expands on his Errant Hashtag column, in which he talks about how GitHub has become a great tool for studying the software development process but poses a fundamental problem to those who study work. From Computer's May 2015 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2015/04/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer. Subscribe to the Errant Hashtag podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/errant-hashtag/id893229126.

 

 

 

 

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