Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 10:19 UTC, submitted by anonymous
General Development "Computers are ubiquitous in modern life. They offer us portals to information and entertainment, and they handle the complex tasks needed to keep many facets of modern society running smoothly. Chances are, there is not a single person in Ars' readership whose day-to-day existence doesn't rely on computers in one manner or another. Despite this, very few people know how computers actually do the things that they do. How does one go from what is really nothing more than a collection - a very large collection, mind you - of switches to the things we see powering the modern world?"
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RE[6]: Programming for all
by Drumhellar on Thu 27th Dec 2012 21:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Programming for all"
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Just like the other sciences, there seems to be a significant desire to avoid anything to do with actual analytical thinking.

Well, thinking is an expensive activity, in terms of energy requirements.

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