UVSC BYU U of U etc was"Software Engineering (was Re: Java)

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Fri Feb 16 12:22:54 MST 2007


On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 at 11:50 -0700, Daniel C. wrote:
> On 2/16/07, Hans Fugal <hans at fugal.net> wrote:
> >If you're interested in a good university education in Computer
> >_Science_
> 
> I've always been confused about the motivation for learning pure
> _Science_, especially when dealing with something like computers.
> What's the point of learning theory if you don't know how to apply it?
> So you can get a job teaching theory to other people, who will go on
> to get jobs teaching theory...?
> 
> This is an honest question, by the way, even though it reads like a flame.

For the same reason that we have physicists, biologists, chemists, etc. (theoretical) and engineers
(practical).

-- 
Hans Fugal ; http://hans.fugal.net
 
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the 
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
    -- Johann Sebastian Bach
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