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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. It does so through commentaries and interviews.

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.

"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.

Ubiquity is highly visible within ACM. Ubiquity is a free, open-access service by ACM for the entire computing professional community, whether or not they are members. Ubiquity articles are archived in the ACM Digital Library.