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About Ubiquity

Ubiquity is ACM's peer-reviewed Web-based magazine devoted to the future of computing and the people who are creating it.

Ubiquity fosters critical analysis and in-depth commentary on issues relating to the nature, constitution, structure, science, engineering, cognition, technology, practices and paradigms of the computing profession.

Ubiquity helps us see what we do not see. Ubiquity seeks novel perspectives on what is going on in the core of our field. Ubiquity looks also to the edges of our field and beyond, seeking the perspectives of those in other fields who are impacted by computing. We need to know about what they think.

"Ubiquity" comes from the Latin word for "everywhere"—and stands in contrast to "Utopia," another word coined from the Latin (by St. Thomas More) meaning "nowhere." Unlike utopian pie-in-the-sky visions, Ubiquity tries to stay focused ambitiously on The-Future-Already-Happening. This is the future coming to life right before our eyes, in an information-rich world where computing is embedded everywhere—along with its embedded tensions.

As an online publication under the umbrella of the new Communications of ACM, Ubiquity, is highly visible within ACM. As always, Ubiquity is a service by ACM for the entire computing professional community, whether or not they are members.