Weeks 5 and 6


Ray Kurzweil 

Moore's law  and  atomic transistor

the Semantic Web and Tim Berners-Lee

Assignment #4 (due Wednesday October 9th Friday October 4th) : write a three page paper about a contemporary issue involving information technology in which professional ethics have been questionnable though no apparent crime was committed. Incentive for uniqueness of topic; disincentive for topics that are frequently chosen by others. Submit, the assignment on paper, at the beginning of class on the 4th (no email attachments, EVER!)

Watch this space for more information about what this particular instructor might expect of students enrolled in a junior level course in computer science. (Two students asked this evening,  Wednesday the 2nd, and it does seem like a perfectly reasonable question ).

See here for what constitutes a set of expectations (not only this instructor's) for an essay in Information Technology/Computer Science/Information Systems.

Quiz : Friday October 4th (everything covered to that date) -- closed book, closed notes, closed internet.

News for thought:
3d pens (and marketing strategy) and printers (and IP implications)
Google glass (and marketing strategy)
High res tablet
Reuters: China claims hacks come from US
http://gigalaw.com/ -- take a look at the recent entries

More reading/viewing assignments:




Crowd accelerated innovation -- crowdsourcing: www.google.com  http://www.openstreetmap.org/ etc.


some links to discuss

David Brin and one of his TED talks and an interview about the Transparent Society