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So in computer science we’re in the business of formalising this how-to, imperative knowledge. How to do stuff. And the real issues of computer science… Read More »The Wizards (2): Harold Abelson on controlling complexity and real vs idealised systems
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Computer Science isn’t Computer Science is a terrible name for this business. First of all, it’s not a science. It might be engineering, or it… Read More »The Wizards (1): Harold Abelson on the essence of computer science as formalising procedural knowledge
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How’s this for an MVP? Wikipedia has: Bill Gates was a student at Harvard University and Paul Allen worked for Honeywell in Boston when they saw the Altair computer on the cover of Popular Electronics.… Read More »Microsoft’s first MVP: BASIC for the Altair 8800
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