[Humanist] 25.795 CS and the disciplines

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 795.
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        Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 12:18:36 +0100
        From: Jeppe Eimose Larsen <jeppe at eimose.dk>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.787 CS and the disciplines
        In-Reply-To: <20120307063644.5B3E3275422 at woodward.joyent.us>


In Denmark the word "datalogy" (da: datalogi) has been used since the end
of the sixties along with datamatons, datamatics etc. The word was chosen
by Peter Naur to emphasize that the field should be concerned with the
study of data and it's uses, not computers (as in Dijkstra's famous sentence
"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about
telescopes.").

See
http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/1966/7/13131-the-science-of-datalogy/abstract

And for a deeper discussion of the name and tradition:
www.naur.com/Datalogy-Naur.pdf

Jeppe Eimose

> In Norwegian universities this is known as informatikk, or informatics.  I
> would not be surprised if German universities used a similar term.
>
> Solveig Zempel
>
>
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*Jeppe Eimose Larsen
BSc, datalogi
jeppe at eimose.dk
+45 51 53 82 40*





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