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Stephen Wolfram on Alan Turing

Nice post by Stephen Wolfram on the Wolfram|Alpha blog, Happy Birthday, Alan Turing: He was in some respects a quintessential British amateur, dipping his intellect into different areas. He achieved a high level of competence in pure mathematics, and used that as his professional base. His contributions in traditional mathematics were certainly perfectly respectable, though…

A great two-part series on great computing museums from the last few issues of Communications of the ACM (here and here). The museums they profile are: The Computer History Museum The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum The Science Museum in London The Deutches Museum U.S. National Museum of American History I’ll include an extra bit from the…

A small selection from some tables of content from a few recent journals and proceedings. These will require subscription access to the ACM Digital Library. Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education Connecting k-16 curriculum & policy: making computer science engaging, accessible, and hospitable for underrepresented students by Joanna Goode Computational thinking for the sciences: a…

Is computer science baseless?

From the April Communications of the ACM, the Kode Vicious column is on The Data-Structure Canon. The reader question is: In most areas of science there are a few basic underlying laws that inform the rest of the study of a given subject. Physics, chemistry, and electrical engineering all have these basic equations. What are…

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