Computer Ethics, Summer 2017
Corboy 302, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Class 7 Readings
Read Baase chapter 3 on freedom of speech
The main course notes are in the Notes Organized by Topic
section on the main web page. Reading assignments, comments on the class
discussion and occasional special notices are in these week-by-week notes.
x86 architecture is approaching 40 and still going strong
Aww! They want to celebrate a year early! How sweet!
But why is one of the authors a senior Intel attorney?
And why does the article start reminding everyone halfway through about the
strength of the Intel patent portfolio?
The next post hints at the answer:
fires warning shots at Microsoft, claims x86 emulation is a patent
Intel wants to prevent x86 emulation on ARM processors.
Why does ARM even exist anyway? Could it have anything to do with Intel's
crushing of RISC processors two decades ago by using brute-force chip
design? Which cost more in power, but nobody cared back then? But now, with
mobile, power consumption is everything?
O'Reilly on whether we really are on the verge of an employment collapse
A very positive view on job creation in the computer era. Not everyone is so
Batzel v Cremers