CS: science or head-banging?

Dan Connolly (connolly@w3.org)
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 02:51:11 -0600

I finally got ghostscript working on my Windows-NT box
this evening, and rediscovered a whole world of
research treasures.

Here's one that I must share:

Robert Boyer
September, 1995.

But even though I have been a professor of computer science here for
a decade, I have no idea what scientific principles are being taught
in our labs! Frankly, I suspect that what is being taught in our
labs is a form of the cardinal virtue of fortitude: we teach our
students to remain astutely alert and persistent while enduring
the overwhelming and excruciating pain of learning vast, intricate,
ever=ADchanging, but largely unintelligible pseudo=ADformalisms
called ``systems.''