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Discussion on: Computer Science vs Software Engineering

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David Wickes

I will one again quote Abelson and Sussman

[Computer science] is not really about computers -- and it's not about computers in the same sense that physics is not really about particle accelerators, and biology is not about microscopes and Petri dishes

And now Bauer

Software engineering is the part of computer science which is too difficult for the computer scientist

And finally I'll paraphrase Hamming

Scientists stand on the shoulders of giants; computers scientists stand on each others toes

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