Good books in computer science?

Albert van der Horst albert at
Sat Jun 27 06:58:13 EDT 2009

In article <0050ecf7$0$9684$c3e8da3 at>,
Steven D'Aprano  <steve at> wrote:
>> On 2009-06-14 14:04:02 +0100, Steven D'Aprano
>> <steve at> said:
>> I think I'm paraphrasing Richard Feynman here, but the
>> only way to truly understand something is to do it.
>An amazingly inappropriate quote for a *theoretical* physicist to have said.

The remark of Feynman goes to the heart of science and mathematics.
(Try understanding some number theory or string theory by just
reading about it.)

>Whether Feynman did or didn't say that, it's clearly untrue: many people do
>without understanding. Many people can cook, some people are expert cooks,

This is even a classical lack of logic skills. Feynman says a->b,
and you attack b->a.



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