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Comment: Computer science used to be physics (Score 1) 508

by eniveld (#23596153) Attached to: Programming As a Part of a Science Education?
When I started my major in Computer Science at Brandeis University in 1980, the computer science department was actually part of the physics department. There was a huge debate about whether Computer Science should even be its own major at a liberal arts college, thinking that computer science was like auto repair and belonged at a vocational school (not to disparage auto repair - I can't begin to comprehend that art). Really they were just jealous that we all had the highest starting salaries coming out of college. I think physics has always had this disdain for computer science, thinking it's too low brow or something.

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.

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