State of New Jersey needs COBOL programmers

Antonio Carlini a.carlini at
Sun Apr 5 17:17:56 CDT 2020

On 05/04/2020 22:27, Neil Thompson via cctalk wrote:
> I'm convinced that Dijksta (and anyone else who came out with similar
> comments were full of horseshit.  In my opinion, it's the ability to
> translate a real world "thing" into an algorithm that is the essense of
> programming,

Dijkstra was a computer scientist not a computer programmer. The two are 
only tangentially related!

I only ever managed to get to one of his guest lectures, which I found 
to be very entertaining. I'm glad I was never one of his students :-)


Antonio Carlini
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