[hcs-d] Seat Computers at the Cool Table

Jeremy Hoon jeremy.d.hoon at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 09:20:32 EST 2010


This is really just another piece of fine journalism from the Crimson. I
loved the bit about there being no classes that deal with "managed"
languages, and the idea that CS143 is about "the internet."

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 4:05 AM, Jeremy Cushman <jscushman at gmail.com> wrote:

> In particular, I take issue with:
> - "It’s also extremely helpful to understand how RAM functions or the
> difference between a CRT and an LCD monitor."
> In the scheme of things, I'd say those are probably pretty useless to
> pretty much everyone.
>
> - "However, CS students do nearly all of their work using Unix, an
> operating system from the 1970s, rather than Windows or MacOS."
> First, Mac is Unix, Linux is not Unix, so the sentence is just wrong.
>  Second, well, ...
>
> Jeremy
>
> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 3:58 AM, Jeremy Cushman <jscushman at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> From the Crimson:
>>
>> http://www.thecrimson.com/column/fully-charged/article/2010/12/3/computer-harvard-students-internet/
>>
>> Discuss.
>>
>> p.s. The Crimson hasn't gotten the name of our club right in a while now,
>> it seems.  Is "Harvard Computer Society" really so strange?  Does "Harvard
>> Computing Society" seem more natural?
>>
>
>
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