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April 07, 2002

Computer Science - what is it, really?

The history of Computer Science is an interesting one. But, I'm not going to go into that here. What I am interested in discussing is the current nature of computer science.

So, what do I mean by "nature"? The problem is, that Computer Science has the term "science" in its name. To many, this implies that the subject area is scientific. Study a problem. Hypothesize some new result. Check for reproducibility. But, most would agree that the Scientific Method seldom applies to work in the computer science field.

April 03, 2002

Senseless self-aggrandizement

Anyone out there interested in information extraction, better searching, or useful tools to help human computer interaction? Well, check out Popout Prism, a demo of a technology I've been working with during my work at the Palo Alto Research Center.