Computer Science

Computer science is made by ordinary people. Creatures having only virtues can hardly be imagined making computer science. It’s difficult to picture the Virgin Mary writing Python. Or Batman maintaining a database. The flawless creature wouldn’t need to make computer science. And so, ironically, the ideal computer scientist is scarcely a theoretical figure at all. If computer science is made by ordinary people, then you’d have to allow that the ideal computer scientist would be an ordinary person too, with the whole usual mixed bag of traits that real human beings possess.

David Bayles

1 thought on “Computer Science”

  1. The kind of statement that sounds fine on a superficial reading but falls apart if you actually think about it.

    But having now read the previous posting and discovered its origin I guess it’s not too surprising that it pretty much says nothing.

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