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HCIL-2007-23

Shneiderman, B. (November 2007)
Crisis and opportunity in computer science
Communications of the ACM 48, 11, November 2005, p. 27 - 28. [Published Version]
HCIL-2007-23

The field of computer science faces a crisis of national confidence in the U.S., as well as in many other countries around the world. The crisis involves several facets, each threatening the field's future ability to play a major role in the economic and social health of these countries. In the U.S. these facets include: * Declining student enrollment, while growth continues in law, medicine, biology, economics, and business; the decline among women is particularly alarming; * Reduced government and industry support for basic research; * Low public interest, even antipathy; and * An unsympathetic political climate, typified by the nonrenewal in June 2005 of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee.



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