This is a weird post, because really it is just two links. First, I want to give a shout-out to the following article, which I view as very important.
Edward A. Lee. "Computing Needs Time". Communications of the ACM, 52(5):70-79, May 2009.
Second, and, far less important, but in line with the general self-aggrandizing character of this blog (and most blogs?), here's a link to a post of mine on Lambda the Ultimate, "My enthusiastic support, for whatever that's worth."