[ILUG] Computer science education
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Feb 6 17:26:04 GMT 2004
On Friday 6 February 2004, kenn at bluetree.ie (Kenn Humborg) wrote:
>And maybe that's why _anyone_ who programs for a living (I don't
>care whether you call them computer scientists, software developers,
>software engineers, or code monkeys) should learn about the basics.
>And, the basics really are logic gates and machine code.
>This low-level stuff is not a torturous right-of-passage that the
>"grey-haired old-timers" force the new apprentices to do. It is
>the "first principles" that everything derives from. It is
>a common language that everyone can revert to. It is what is
>underneath all these nice, friendly layers of abstraction.
Good to see a young 'un like Kenn agree with me. And I think you'll find
that our glorious leader (may His Name ever be praised) has more than a
passing familiarity with assembly language.
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