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050 00 QA76|b.T4116 2015 
082 00 004|223 
100 1  Tedre, Matti. 
245 14 The science of computing :|bshaping a discipline /|cMatti 
264  1 Boca Raton :|bCRC Press,|c[2015] 
300    xii, 280 pages :|billustrations ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Part 1. Introduction -- part 2. Computer scientists and 
       mathematicians -- part 3. The fall and rise of engineering
       -- part 4. The science of computing -- part 5. 
520    "Preface "That's not computer science," a professor told 
       me when I abandoned the traditional computer science and 
       software engineering study tracks to pursue computing 
       topics that I thought to be more societally valuable. Very
       quickly I learned that the best way to respond to such 
       remarks was a series of counter questions about what 
       exactly is computer science and why. The difficulties that
       many brilliant people had responding those questions led 
       me to suspect that there's something deeper about that 
       topic, yet the more I read about it, the more confused I 
       got. Over the years I've heard the same reason--"That's 
       not computer science"--Used to turn down tenure, to reject
       doctoral theses, and to decline funding. Eventually I 
       became convinced that the nature of computing as a 
       discipline is something worth studying and writing about. 
       Fortunate enough, the word "no" does not belong to the 
       vocabulary of professor Erkki Sutinen, who became my 
       supervisor, academic mentor, colleague, and friend. 
       Throughout my studies in his group I worked on a broad 
       variety of applied computing topics, ranging from 
       unconventional to eccentric, yet in the meanwhile Erkki 
       encouraged me to continue to study computing's 
       disciplinary identity, and I ended up writing, in a great 
       rush, a thesis on the topic. When my curiosity took me 
       from the University of Eastern Finland to Asia and then to
       Africa for the better half of a decade, I kept on writing 
       small practice essays on computing's identity"--|cProvided
       by publisher. 
650  0 Computer science.