Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Masterminds of programming

great quote from the book:
from one of the creators of Objective-C (Brad Cox):

Why is computer science not a real science?

Brad: Each time you encounter a new piece of software, you encounter something completely new and unique. How can you have a science where everything is unique?
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If you study gold or lead from day to day, you can measure the properties and employ scientific methods to study them. With software, there is none of that.

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