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Computer Science books changed my perspective

Posted: 07 Jul 2020, 06:50
by builderror
Previously I read books about specific programming languages and recently I got some computer science / data science books from the library - this has been very helpful for my understanding. I wish I had read these academic books sooner. Some of them are very long and I skip a lot, but one of the books was very easy to read in a short time period.

I'd never rule out doing maths or computer science courses but it seems like a bad idea in the near future. I prefer vocational work.

Re: Computer Science books changed my perspective

Posted: 12 Jul 2020, 12:06
by PicassoCT
Alot of those books answer the "Why" questions, instead of the how questions.
And with why questions answered, you can deduce a lot of the how questions when presented with new / slightly changed software.

Alot of those limtations are not choices by the programmers, but just limitations inherent to the nature of physics/mathematics.
Before i learned comp science,
i often raged against the rain,
cause why have water from above, instead of love :D

Re: Computer Science books changed my perspective

Posted: 20 Aug 2020, 19:40
by smoth
I forget the book but it was a text book with a turtle on it. in the first paragraph they talked about cs being about "abstraction" detailed what abstraction was and I dunno why, but it stuck with me and changed my view of things to their core.