computers’ natural-language understanding, and improved strategies for game-like situations (Chapter 6).
Building computing systems of practical scale. How the design, development, and large-scale deployment of working computing systems—notably, the Internet—not only are of great practical value but also constitute a diverse and fruitful area of research by which computer scientists may improve these systems and create new ones (Chapter 7).
Research behind everyday computation. How computer scientists’ efforts in the service of human effectiveness have led to such advances as spreadsheets, text-formatting programs, and information retrieval from the Internet, and how these and other innovations have had a very broad impact (Chapter 8).
Personal passion about computer science research. How several computer scientists explain their commitment to computer science research (Chapter 9).