[plt-scheme] Great books on algorithms?

From: Joseph Anthony Pasquale Holsten (joseph at josephholsten.com)
Date: Fri Nov 9 01:00:06 EST 2007

On 02007:11:08, at 10:55CST, Marco Morazan wrote:

> On 11/8/07, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
>> On Nov 8, 2007 9:52 AM, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu>  
>> wrote:
>>> So we compromise.
>> We were talking about this at work today, specifically why folks  
>> don't
>> want to take some time to learn to better understand that which they
>> are doing versus "just [barely] making it work".
> What fun is there in understanding that which we do? The answer of
> many 18-22 years old folk is likely to be none. More and more people
> attend college to get a credential (to make more money) and not really
> to learn. There is a great deal of just barely doing the minimum to
> pass -- please correct me if this is a phenomena only seen in my neck
> of the woods!
I've found two people at my satellite campus of state university in  
oklahoma who people who care to truly "understand what we do," and  
those two are not among the professorship.  When I tried to find  
other students willing to write our artificial intelligence semester  
project in a functional language (Heard of Haskell, anyone? No  
takers, how about Scheme? Well jeez, at least Ruby?), my professor  
visibly rolled his eyes.

That's what I get for leaving NEU.

Joseph Holsten

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