In Praise of Spaghetti Code

Retrieved from https://ubiquity.acm.org/blog/. Computer Science and Technology. Spaghetti code is not getting any respect. Software experts denigrate it; coding classes avoid it like the plague; and when students go out into the world, they spend inordinate amounts of time trying to follow their mentors’ instructions. This unalloyed disparagement of spaghetti code is unfortunate, because we owe... Continue Reading →

It’s Time for Data Ethics Conversations at Your Dinner Table

This opinion piece has been contributed by Lucy C. Erickson, Natalie Evans Harris and Meredith M. Lee, three members of the D4GX community. All three authors contributed equally to this piece.   Retreieved from https://www.techatbloomberg.com/blog/time-data-ethics-conversations-dinner-table/. With 2.5 quintillion records of data created every day, people are being defined by how they travel, surf the Internet, eat, and live their lives.... Continue Reading →

One of Blockchain’s Super Powers is Trust

Retrieved from https://chrisbrogan.com/blockchain-trust/. By Chris Brogan In 2009, Julien Smith and I wrote Trust Agents. It was a book about how to be human across the web. Now, almost a decade later, I’m hot on the trail of how companies can extend their business relationships even more, and how emerging technologies like blockchain are helping deliver TRUST... Continue Reading →

Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?

Retrieved from https://ubiquity.acm.org/blog/computing-reverse-next-big-thing/. To fulfill Moore’s prophesy of doubling computing speeds every two years, engineers must come up with better utilization of energy, especially as we near Landauer’s limit on irreversible computing. As Moore’s Law runs out of steam, and fabrication of Boolean circuits on silicon appears to be reaching its limits, some computer scientists and... Continue Reading →

Making Sense of Cryptoeconomics

Josh Stark (@0xstark) is a member of Ledger Labs and Blockgeeks Lab, a blockchain co-creation company in Toronto, Canada. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Stark argues that the term "cryptoeconomics" is widely misunderstood, despite being a crucial concept needed to understand and analyze the blockchain industry. A few months ago Parker Thompson, a well known Silicon Valley VC, tweeted that... Continue Reading →

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