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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Essential Readings of Computer Science: Worse is Better

The "Worse is Better" paper is a classic computer science paper that everyone in the field should read. I regularly re-read it.

But wait... there's more! By the same author, arguing AGAINST Worse is Better: Worse Is Better Is Worse

I hadn't known about that earlier piece, but the author then rebutted his own rebuttal! Craziness! See it here: Is Worse Really Better?

Alright, I've got to get back to work :)

Is Computer Science an Oxymoron?

Alan Kay: Is Computer Science an Oxymoron? "To do creative work in computing, you must get past what you think is normal. Write down the 20 things you think are true of computing and try to demolish them."

Read the rest.

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