The Philosophy of Computer Science

Topics related to the ontological analysis of computational artifacts, Sections 1–5 […] topics involved in the methodology and epistemology of software development, Sections 6–9 […] ethical issues arising from computer science practice, Section 10 […] Applications of computer science, Section 11 The Philosophy of Computer Science (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) A fascinating list and a […]


a game in which changing the rules is a move. The Initial Set of rules does little more than regulate the rule-changing process. While most of its initial rules are procedural in this sense, it does have one substantive rule (on how to earn points toward winning); but this rule is deliberately boring so that […]

Pool grill

This is a pretty famous photo. At least, I think it is. I first saw it years ago. It usually appears with captions like “Darwin awards”, “What stupid looks like”, “Rednecks grill”, etc. The assumption seems to be that these are Americans using an electric grill in the pool. Without doing any further research, there […]

The mother of all demos

The Mother of All Demos, by Douglas Engelbart, 1968. Computing as a tool to augment the human mind. An early public demonstration of a complete computer system designed specifically for personal use. It took decades to bring these ideas to life, and we’re still working on a lot of them. Note the explanation at the beginning […]

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