On "Backscatter: The Case for Aptitude Testing" (September 2014)
My general comment is that we are undergoing a throwback to Taylor's "Scientific Management" (see my article
"Where's the Silicon in Silicon Valley,"
EE Times, 22 September 2014.)
I believe the long tested model of liberal education remains the best model, and I believe students will find their own way given opportunity and support.
Daniel N. Donahoe, Ph.D., P.E.
IEEE Senior Member
On "Why Copyright Still Matters to Today's Tech Pros"
Nice article with some contrasting of
copyrights to patents. HOWEVER, this article
really should have mentioned the new twist on
copyright protection for computer-related
technologies, APIs in particular, arising from
the Oracle v. Google case. That case may be
increasingly significant in view of the rising
difficulties with software and business method
patents after the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank
Supreme Court case.
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