Volumes of Florida Tech Professor’s Newspaper Columns Published
Scott Tilley’s Technology Today Pieces Touch on Variety of Topics
MELBOURNE, FLA. — The weekly “Technology Today” columns written for Florida Today from 2010 through 2013 by Florida Institute of Technology professor Scott Tilley have been compiled into a three-volume collection.
A fourth volume containing his columns from 2014 will be published in early 2015.
Tilley is a professor in the Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies at Florida Tech, where he is also director of computing education. A past chair of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Design of Communication and an ACM Distinguished Lecturer, Tilley’s current research focuses on software testing, cloud computing, educational technology, STEM outreach, and system migration.
The speed of technological change seems to be increasing each year. Tilley’s columns address various aspects of technology’s impact on our lives. The books offer a broader perspective, containing the unedited versions of the columns published in the newspaper and online.
The first volume, with columns from 2010 and 2011, looks at major technology happenings, including 2010’s BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the end of the Space Shuttle program, the introduction of IBM’s Watson supercomputer, and the passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs in 2011.
Technology 2012 is subtitled “To the cloud and beyond,” reflecting the main themes of 2012: the evolution of computing at the edge (mobile computing), at the center (cloud computing), and in the connections (social computing) of our technical infrastructure.
The emergent theme in the book Technology 2013 is “Our connected world,” which was reflected in stories related to privacy (Edward Snowden and the NSA), complexity (HealthCare.gov), and fragility (vulnerable infrastructure and digital device dependency).
The three books, published by Precious Publishing, are available at Amazon.com and select retailers.
Tilley’s most recent book is Hard Problems in Software Testing: Solutions Using Testing as a Service (TaaS) (Morgan & Claypool, 2014).