RE: [hackers-il] Re: Gems of the Technion [was Re: My Opinion about the Technion ]
- On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, Ofir Carny wrote:
> <shlomif>Correct, but they were still inspired by the primitve computers of their
> Computer Science started out and was developed for formulating and
> theorizing the programming and computing processes. The amount of research
> in the field of CS was miniscule and isolated before the 20th century.
> Programming is the practical implementation and realization of computer
> science. There are pure theoreticans in any field, but I tend to respect
> people who also like to see some discoveries materialized.
> Not true, computers were a by-product of computer science (or more
> accurately, the science of computation), Turing and Newman did their
> majority of work without them.
time. During that time there were already computers or computational
machines developed in Europe. And Babbage developed his analytical engine
a long time before Turing.
There's an English saying that "necessity is the mother of invention".
> Programming is at most, like light bulbreplacement, a technical work, not a science. Computer science is called so for a reason. You don't go to the technion to learn how to program, there are adequate courses for that which do not require 3-4 years.
> Ofir Carny
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