Saturday, June 26, 2010

Greetings from Ankara ...

... where I'm attending ITiCSE, presenting papers on PhidgetLab and the SOM Family on Monday.

But this is about something else. I just wanted to watch a Youtube video of Konrad Zuse's Z3 reconstruction, and this is what happened:




Wow.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Re Computer Science and "Geschichtsvergessenheit"

Recall this, and consider this:

There is not a single engineering discipline in which distinguished creations of past masters are not examined carefully. All prospective authors first have to read a lot. Only writers of programs think themselves ingenious, and that they do not have to read code written by others.

See?

(This was said by Grady Booch, in an interview with Heise Developer at Innovate 2010. I translated the text back to English from German as I do not have access to the original quote at this time. The German quote is in this article.)