Arion and the Science

I don’t need to waste my time with a computer just because I am a computer scientist. 

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.

The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics.

 

from the great Professor E.W.Dijkstra

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