Good books in computer science?
Albert van der Horst
albert at spenarnc.xs4all.nl
Sat Jun 27 06:58:13 EDT 2009
In article <0050ecf7$0$9684$c3e8da3 at news.astraweb.com>,
Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVETHIS.cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>> On 2009-06-14 14:04:02 +0100, Steven D'Aprano
>> <steve at REMOVETHIS.cybersource.com.au> 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.
Albert van der Horst, UTRECHT,THE NETHERLANDS
Economic growth -- being exponential -- ultimately falters.
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