Re: [feyerabend-project] More Preparation Notes
- I've sure enjoyed reading this list. There are so many things feyerabend could
be. I'll add one more thought and ask that you consider it briefly, especially
if ambition gets so high that you have self doubts about your own abilities to
I would consider it an accomplishment if computers routinely worked as
well as I have seen them work on occasion.
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- I think this demands a response some some *** comments and ???
Jerry Weinberg wrote:
>*** I certainly do not, nor do I think most of the people posting.
> In reading over the various posts so far, I've been nagged by what seems
> a common underlying assumption that we're all making:
> Getting help from computers ought to be easier
> than getting help from other people (or even from ourselves).
> I wonder.*** I can't imagine any susbstative disagreement with this idea. It is
> Maybe if we understood more about what makes some human interactions
> helpful/fun/beautiful/satisfying/whatever [and the opposites], we would
> understand more about what we ought(?) to be trying for with our
the concrete how that is the challenge. Clearly forcing CS students to
take a token arts course isn't.
> For example,??? Who is "our" and motives for "what"?
> - Why would we believe that a programmer who can't really get along with
> people can design/implement software that can?
> - Are we so heavily involved in these questions as a displacement of our
> insoluble problems with other people?
> - What are our motives, anyway?
> - ?????