Monday, June 13, 2011

NY Times on Computing

A couple of days ago there was a NY Times article on computing being cool (again), including a shout-out to Harvard's own CS 50 and of course the Social Network.

Matt Welsh has a take on it, but please also look for my comment (#7) if you read it.  The issue seems worthy of further discussion -- yes, learning how to make something useful quickly is a really exciting aspect of computer science, but it's not what defines computer science as a field -- which may be taken up here later (or in comments at Matt's blog). 

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