Archive for December, 2009

What is Computer Science?

December 27, 2009

In 1961 George Forsythe proposed to establish a department of “Computer Science” at Stanford University. The quotes are here on purpose, because at the time the concept was new. Even now there are those who question whether there is a concept rather than just an incongruous juxtaposition of two words. Such people are apt to snigger “telescope science”, with the message that astronomy is real science.