Association for Computing Machinery Releases New Code of Ethics

In this Scientific American article, Cherri M. Pancake, current president of the Association for Computing Machinery, discusses the release of a new ACM code of ethics.

I’ve worked in computer science for more than 20 years and seen firsthand that our profession badly needs an up to date and well defined code of ethics. I’m looking forward to seeing what individuals and companies do to adopt and improve this code.


What Does It Mean to Die?

This thoughtful read on a profound philosophical and medical question is worth your time. The setting is a tragedy that began with a routine tonsil removal gone wrong, resulting in severe brain injury or brain death, depending on your definitions.


Questions and Answers

This is a great comic for thinking through the value of questions and answers and the relationship between them. I found it at imgur and discovered that the artist has a website with this and other comics and also posts to Twitter.