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No Laughing Matter

8/8/2016
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses the journey to understand the theories, mechanisms, and algorithms that discern and define funny. Subscribe to the On Computing podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ieee-softwares-on-computing. From IEEE Software's September/October 2016 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/so/2016/05/index.html. Visit IEEE Software: http://www.computer.org/software.

Duration: 00:09:54


Disrupting the Disrupters

6/28/2016
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how the way to disrupt an industry is to question the fundamental, sacred assumptions on which that industry is founded, then journey along the path of the possible. Subscribe to the On Computing podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ieee-softwares-on-computing. From IEEE Software's July/August 2016 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/so/2016/04/index.html. Visit IEEE...

The Computational Human

2/29/2016
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how different ages of humanity have required different modes of thinking. We have progressed from the Cognitive Revolution to the Agricultural Revolution to the Industrial Revolution and now find ourselves in the Computational Revolution. Subscribe to the On Computing podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ieee-softwares-on-computing. From IEEE Software's March/April 2016...

Grady Booch: I, for One, Welcome Our New Computer Overlords

11/2/2015
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses why he rejects fears that machines with superintelligent computing powers will eventually spell the end of humanity.

Duration: 00:09:05


My Autobiography

8/13/2015
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how the story of computing is the story of humanity. This is a story of ambition, invention, creativity, vision, avarice, and serendipity, powered by a refusal to accept the limits of our bodies and minds.

Anarchy and Order

6/12/2015
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how computing amplifies the actions of governments, but can also temper its behavior by enabling mechanisms for private communication as well as for open and transparent communication by the people of a nation. Similarly, governments can help focus the artifacts of computing to the health and happiness of its citizens, but temper it as well. Subscribe to the On Computing podcast on iTunes at...

Duration: 00:10:19


Then A Miracle Occurs

6/12/2015
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how developing software-intensive systems is like many other things, but it’s also like no other thing. And for the general public, how software is made remains a mystery. Subscribe to the On Computing podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ieee-softwares-on-computing. From IEEE Software's July/August 2015 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/so/2015/04/index.html. Visit...

Duration: 00:10:41


Of Boilers, Bit, and Bots

2/11/2015
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how parallels exist between the Industrial Revolution and our current computing revolution regarding risk, transparency, and responsibility. Grady then examines some of these parallels, their implications for society, and individual developer's responsibilities.

Duration: 00:11:09


All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

2/11/2015
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how we must come to grips with a number of practical and ethical conundrums as machines of our own creation become our companions, helpmates, and servants. Subscribe to the On Computing podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ieee-softwares-on-computing.

Duration: 00:10:14


The Persistence of Memory

10/23/2014
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how even in the face of the tumultuous changes brought about by computing, the threads that define our very humanity still persist and bring a poignant texture to a fully digital life.

Duration: 00:10:09


To Code or Not to Code

8/14/2014
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how much a functioning member of society today should know about computing.

Duration: 00:10:23


The Big Questions

6/3/2014
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses the big questions whose answers shape the systems with which we engage.

Duration: 00:10:01


The Incredible Lightness of Software

4/7/2014
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Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how from the inside of a software-intensive system, there are many different styles of implementation, each with its own subtle characteristics. From the outside, it all looks the same: it’s completely invisible.

Duration: 00:10:19


The Stories We Tell Ourselves

2/13/2014
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Storytelling involves weaving abstractions about fundamental truths regarding the world and the human experience to entertain and educate. When it comes to movies and television, producers and directors often make computer technology look like magic. It doesn't have to be that way.

Duration: 00:09:47


The Human and Ethical Aspects of Big Data

12/6/2013
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Every line of code represents a moral decision; every bit of data collected, analyzed, and visualized has moral implications.

Duration: 00:10:21


Deus ex Machina

10/17/2013
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No matter your individual position on the matter, faith is a powerful element of the human experience. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that computing intersects with the story of belief in many ways. Here, we explore computing as a medium for faith, as a ritual space, and as a technology that itself raises certain metaphysical issues. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/pX08oIUQG0s is an audio podcast of author Grady Booch reading his On Computing column, in which he explores computing as...

Duration: 00:10:09


The Stories of Possibility

8/21/2013
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There are three things that future generations may never experience: the smell of books, the sound of a computer, and the sanctuary of privacy. These human considerations are all unintended consequences of computing.

Duration: 00:08:52


In Defense of Boring

4/11/2013
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On the one hand, we seek to build software-intensive systems that are innovative, elegant, and supremely useful. On the other hand, computing technology as a thing unto itself is not the place of enduring value, and therefore, as computing fills the spaces of our world, it becomes boring. And that’s a very good and desirable thing.

From Minecraft to Minds

2/20/2013
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The subject of the computability of the mind introduces complex philosophical, ethical, and technical issues. That aside, this topic draws us in to the nature of algorithms. We are surrounded by algorithms; much of the history of computing is also the history of the advance of algorithms. For the public, algorithms are part of computing’s self-made mystery, but to understand their nature is an important part of computational thinking.

Duration: 00:11:26


The Great and Terrible Oz

12/7/2012
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Computing is transforming every aspect of the human experience. As creators of this technology, what obligations do we have to the general public, for whom we make the complex machinery of computing increasingly invisible?
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