Python advocacy ... HELP!

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at
Thu Dec 4 05:38:46 CET 2008

"Tim Rowe" <di..ig at> wrote:

> Try asking "Are we teaching computer science, so that the students
> will be able to cope with whatever they meet once they graduate, or
> are we teaching computer programming, in a couple of specific
> languages, so that the students will be completely unprepared if they
> meet anything else?"

What is computer science anyway - as opposed to what the electronic
engineering guys do - which is the true science - the programming bits,
or the modern hardware bits? Or maybe both?  Where are both taught?

- Hendrik

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