"... by developing a keen ear for unwarranted apologies, one can detect a lot of medieval thinking today."
"And when it comes to mathematics, you must realize that this is the human mind at an extreme limit of its capacity."
Friday, December 12, 2008
A Few Quotes
The other day on slashdot, the article "Twenty Years of Dijkstra's Cruelty" showed up. I was intruiged, and read the pdf it mentioned - a lovely handwritten paper by Dijkstra. I'm not a CS educator, so I don't have much to comment on about that aspect of the paper (the main point of it). However, I pulled two quotes out, and thought I'd share.