From recent issues, lots of interesting stuff:
March 2006 (v49i3)
- Practical programmer: Is the crouching tiger a threat? by Robert L. Glass about China's coming prominance as IT superpower and if all the worry is over-reaction.
- Reviving your favorite CS books by David A. Patterson. Really cool. Top 25 out of print classic CS texts from a poll.
- President's letter: Computer science education in the 21st century by David A. Patterson. Reinvigorating the CS curriculum for the present, rather than clinging to the past.
- Applications quest: computing diversity by Juan E. Gilbert. Strategies for increasing diversity in CS programs.
- Women in computer science: no shortage here! by Mazliza Othman, Rodziah Latih. In Malaysia, there are actually more women is CS than men. What's up with that?
February 2006 (v49i2)
- Technology strategy and management: Where does Russia fit into the global software industry? by Michael A. Cusumano
- President's letter: Offshoring: finally facts vs. folklore by David A. Patterson. Looking at the facts, not the hype, it's not so bad as everyone fears.
- Principles for digital preservation by H. M. Gladney. Take the user/customer's perspective when designing archives, not internal, institutional imperatives.
- Making computer science minority-friendly by Roli Varma. Some good ideas of how to attract and retain students.
January 2006 (v49i1)
- Ethnocomputing: ICT in cultural and social context by Matti Tedre, Erkki Sutinen, Esko Kähkönen, Piet Kommers. Taking culture in account when designing systems.
- Technical opinion: The first 10 years of the ECCC digital library by Christoph Meinel, Volker Klotz. About the Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity, something I wasn't familiar with but which look very useful.
- Inside risks: Software and higher education by John C. Knight, Nancy G. Leveson. Maybe software would be better is developers were a little more like real engineers, ie more software engineering and less computer science. Or something.