>Beats me. I studied physics, and to the physicists I studied with and was
>taught by, "computer scientist" was a synonym for "lazy idiot". Only
>something you figured out with a pencil, a piece of paper and several years
>of calculations was worth calling science.
Hrmm rather similar to what i was taught , and given the fact a mate
of mine in 4th year cs has some form of an intro to dns course ,I'd be
of the opinion its quite true :)
> Don't Maths students learn how to do long tots, and use slide rules,
> and things like that any more?
Can't say we do, but i'd bet i could make a sporting attempt at using one :)
> >And they don't look like computer people any more. I mean, they look quite normal.
What about the droves of them that feel the need to have full length
matrix style leather coats?
> Yeah, I know how it is. I mean, back in the day, mathematicians were
> these strange ethereal creatures who wafted around wearing strange
> sweaters and who occasionally walked into closed doors. Now, you can
> only pick them out when they start assembling that mid-air invisible
> Lego, and even then it could be somebody from TP.
That sounds rather similar to describing alot of my class m8's and lecturers...
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