[rescue] FrameMaker FYI

Mike F lists at ibrew.net
Fri Mar 26 07:29:49 CST 2004

Joshua Boyd wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 04:17:05PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
>>  I had the exact same problem, at about the same level.  I've been 
>>living & breathing computers since I was 7.  The morons in my high 
>>school handed the then-brand-new computer courses to...THE MATH 
>>TEACHERS.  Because computers are all math, right?  Fucking morons.
> In a way, aren't they all math and physics?  The study of algorithms has
> long been an area mathematicians, long before computers came out, and it
> is only fairly recently to my understanding that people distinguished
> between math and physics.

I can clearly see where math and physics people would take 
easily to the study of computer science, as far as the 
theoretical stuff, algorithms, etc., but computer operation and 
administration really are a far cry from the theoretical stuff, 
so I think that's where the association doesn't hold water. Same 
thing with electrical engineers - most electrical engineering 
study is the theoretical stuff, if it has anything to do with 
computers at all.

> For some reason, understanding math and algorithms seems to have little
> effect on how one understands a computer though, for some reason.  At
> least, thus has been my experience.

Like I said above, the theoretical stuff is so low-level, and 
the operational stuff is so high-level that they really have no 

-  Mike

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