2004 - February
An Interview with Peter Denning: The great principles of computing
by Ubiquity staff
February 2004Peter Denning teaches students at the Naval Postgraduate School how to develop strategic, big-picture thinking about the field of computing. Denning, a past president of ACM (1980-82), has been involved with communicating our discipline, computing, to outsiders since 1970. Along the way he invented the working set model for memory management, developed the theory of virtual memory, promulgated operating systems theory, co-invented operational analysis of system performance, co-founded CSNET, and led the ACM Publications Board while it developed the Digital Library. He is an ACM Fellow and holds five major ACM awards. He just completed a five-year term as chair of the ACM Education Board.
Esther Dyson ... In focus
by Ubiquity staff
February 2004Venture capitalist Esther Dyson is the chairman of EDventure Holdings, which publishes the influential monthly computer-industry newsletter Release 1.0 as well as the blog Release 4.0. The company also organizes the high-profile technology conference PC (Platforms for Communications) Forum, March 21-23, 2004. In this interview, she discusses her current interests, many to be covered at PC Forum. They include her investments, how to stop spam, outsourcing, and the overall high-tech industry environment.
It is not what you do, it is whom you do it with
by Espen Andersen
February 2004Telecom strategy 101: In network markets, use network marketing
Legal issues involved in E-commerce
by M. Ali Nasir
February 2004The exponential growth of the Internet and online activity raise a number of new regulatory issues and legal questions.
Epistemologically multiple actor-centered systems: or, EMACS at work!
by Yuwei Lin
February 2004History shows how communal sharing and problem-solving strengthen software functionality and innovation