[plt-scheme] Computers considered harmful

From: Neil Toronto (ntoronto at cs.byu.edu)
Date: Sat May 9 20:01:17 EDT 2009

Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> At Rice I was apparently disliked by the physics department because I 
> caused several highly talented and deeply mathematical students to 
> switch majors. Then again, I have had at least two students tell me (in 
> the words of one) that "you seduced me, you made me think computing and 
> programming was sooo elegant and sooo beautiful, and now I am stuck with 
> C++." :-)

It can't be all that bad that more professional programmers realize the 
pain they're in having to use languages like that. Your bait-and-switch 
curriculum might end up having good consequences. :)

OTOH, I can't think of any set of business rules I ever implemented Out 
There that I could describe as elegant.


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