COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM
20 Legally Speaking
Questioning a New Intellectual
Property Right for Press Publishers
Considering the implications
of the “link tax” provision
of the proposed EU Directive for
the Digital Single Market for
traditional press publishers.
By Pamela Samuelson
24 Economic and Business Dimensions
Potential ‘Dark Sides’ of Leisure
Technology Use in Youth
Time for balanced reflections
By Ofir Turel
28 The Profession of IT
An Interview with
William Hugh Murray
A discussion of the rapidly evolving
realm of practical cyber security.
By Peter J. Denning
It’s About Power
A call to rethink ethics and equity
in computing education.
By Sepehr Vakil and Jennifer Higgs
From Computational Thinking
to Computational Action
Envisioning computing education
that both teaches and empowers.
By Mike Tissenbaum, Josh Sheldon,
and Hal Abelson
5 Editor’s Letter
By Andrew A. Chien
6 Cerf’s Up
Ownership vs. Stewardship
By Vinton G. Cerf
7 Vardi’s Insights
Lost in Math?
By Moshe Y. Vardi
Smoothing the Path to Computing;
Pondering Uses for Big Data
Members of the Computing Research
Association suggest ways to broaden
participation in computer science,
while Saurabh Bagchi looks at use
cases for big data.
Robots to See and Think
Fei-Fei Li, co-director of Stanford
AI Institute, wants to create
algorithms that can learn the way
human babies do.
By Leah Hoffmann
11 Building a Better Battery
How researchers are improving
energy storage devices for
power generated from renewable
sources like solar and wind.
By Logan Kugler
14 Exoskeletons Today
Wearable mobile machines integrate
people and machines to assist
the movement-impaired, and
amplify the capabilities
of industrial and defense workers
while protecting them from injury.
By Esther Shein
17 Electronics Need Rare Earths
Demand is expected to spike over
the next few years, leading to higher
prices and international trade issues.
By Keith Kirkpatrick
Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession