Undoing the math

Many introductory texts begin with a discussion of the algorithm as the fundamental paradigm of computer science. Karl Fant of Theseus Research thinks that’s wrong-headed; that it causes unnecessary complexity, that many computer functions aren’t algorithmic at all, and that computer scientists and mathematicians aren’t pursuing the same thing. He spoke to IT Business Out Loud’s Dave Webb from his office in Mountain View, Calif. Click here to download.

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Dave Webb is a technology journalist with more than 15 years' experience. He has edited numerous technology publications including Network World Canada, ComputerWorld Canada, Computing Canada and eBusiness Journal. He now runs content development shop Dweeb Media.

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