Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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Three Years Old

Today marks the third anniversary of this blog. As I near my thousandth post, I figured I’d bore you all with a look back. DrProject Unsurprisingly, DrProje...
June 18, 2007

Beatrice Worsley

Via several people in our department, a nice piece from the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing on Beatrice Worsley, Canada’s first female computer scien...
June 18, 2007

Jeannette Wing on Computational Thinking

Jon Udell recently interviewed CMU’s Prof. Jeannette Wing about “computational thinking”. It’s worth sitting through the minute or so of ads up front — lots...
June 18, 2007

People Lie

Interesting story from Bruce Schneier about the “sippy cup incident” — turns out the blogospheric version of events ain’t quite what happened. As BS points ...
June 18, 2007

Lack of Female Authors in "Beautiful Code"

Shelley Powers has pointed out that only one of the contributors to Beautiful Code is female. It wasn’t for lack of trying: I contacted fifteen women last s...
June 18, 2007