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Re: <<Problem Domains and Multiple Disciplines>>

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 30, 2004 at 14:45 UTC ( #386928=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Problem Domains and Multiple Disciplines

It's the difference between a programmer, and a computer scientist. The basis of computer science is not computers, and nor is it programming. The basis is math.
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Re^2: Problem Domains and Multiple Disciplines
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Aug 30, 2004 at 17:12 UTC

    As in a quote I put on my homenode long ago:

    Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
    — Edsger W. Dijkstra

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re^2: <<Problem Domains and Multiple Disciplines>>
by ccn (Vicar) on Aug 30, 2004 at 14:59 UTC
    A sum of a natural sequence is taught in school. Fourteen years old schoolboy is not a computer scientist yet, but he can be a pretty good programmer. :)

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