Why aren't we all speaking LISP now?

Courageous jkraska1 at san.rr.com
Thu May 10 17:04:58 CEST 2001


>>> Computer Science is a science.  
>
>I would have to disagree.  CS is much more closely related to
>math than to Science.  Most of the CS faculty I had when I was
>in school had Math degrees.  The CS dept and the Math dept
>offices were adjacent and shared facilities --

There's an old joke amongst acamicians which says "any
discipline which has the word science in it isn't." This is somewhat
amusing with regards to computer science, in which most of the
"science" is mathematics. :-)


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