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Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:49:17 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Rusi <address@hidden> writes:

> On a different note... For 50 years CS has been
> living in the impoverished world of ASCII.
> This makes people think CS and math are more far
> apart than they essentially/really are.

ASCII is sufficient for all computer use that is
indeed computer use.

Why do you think mankind abandoned the iconographic
baby-steps of the old Sumerians? Just so people 5000
years later can click on icons on their Macs and be
unable to spell their second names on a keyboard and
instead cutting and pasting it from their Phasebook
accounts? $^path/address@hidden(N:t)!!!

But: If you use the computer to write in Russian or
Greek for non-computer purposes, that's another thing
- use whatever you need.

Math and computers are not close. Yes, you can
describe computers in terms of math. But that's the
thing with math: it can model and express everything.

For example, during the industrialization of the USA
they were hysteric about stats of every little detail
in the entire process of doing every single little
thing that they were doing. This attitude is visible
even today in USA's sport world where some of the
hockey stars hold several hundred "records", some of
which are very creative and otherworldly. Does this
mean industrialization, or hockey for that matter,
"is" stats?

Just like math isn't computers.

Math is science, computers are engineering.

Math is the old Greeks, computers are the long-ears on
Easter Island.

Hands off computers!

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