Thursday, June 23, 2005

Computers and mathematics


    "The highly abstract quality of computers makes it easy to introduce mathematics into the study of their theory-and has led some to the erroneous conclusion that, as a computer science emerges, it will necessarily be a mathematical rather than an empirical science."
    -- Herbert Simon, The Natural and Artifical Worlds

Amen.

Monday, June 20, 2005

File Save As ... XML


    "XML is not - repeat NOT - a 'file format' in the sense that most people use the phrase 'file format'." -- File Save As ...XML