The Association for Computing Machinery sponsors a Web rag called Ubiquity. ACM delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. I find many of the Ubiquity articles interesting... no really.
This week in Ubiquity:
Software Implemented Fault Tolerance - the ESVP Approach
Gutam Kumar Saha describes a low cost technique for gaining software implemented fault tolerance without using design diversity based N versions redundancy in both software and hardware. The proposed approach uses an enhanced single-version programming (ESVP) scheme for an application that executes on a single machine.
It's a Structure Project, not an Education Project
Michael de la Maza believes that the greatest promise of the "One Laptop Per Child" project (OLPC) lies not so much in education per se but in the ability of a $100 laptop to support new social structure.