[OT] Computer science an oxymoron and all that.....
jhinsley at telinco.co.uk
Mon Dec 17 16:28:43 UTC 2001
I bumped into this and thought it would have made a nice header for Alan
Kay's foreward to Mark Guzdial's "white" book. (Alan talks of computer
engineering, even computer science, as still being an oxymoron.)
A physicist, an engineer, and a computer scientist were
discussing the nature of God. Surely a Physicist, said the
physicist, because early in the Creation, God made Light; and you
know, Maxwell's equations, the dual nature of electro-magnetic
waves, the relativist consequences... An Engineer!, said the
engineer, because before making Light, God split the Chaos into
Land and Water; it takes a hell of an engineer to handle that big
amount of mud, and orderly separation of solids from
liquids... The computer scientist shouted: And the Chaos,
where do you think it was coming from, hmm?
Lex might be amused to discover that this is actually quoted in info
Reputed to be the reason Windows 2000 was nearly a year late, (paid in
shares M$Ds needed the cash and kudos) Netproject's Eddie Bleasdale has
renewed his challenge to virus writers. The first person to infect his
Linux box wins 10,000 pounds.
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