Computers and Programming

Computers and Programming

"One programs, just as one writes, not because one understands, but in order to come to understand. Programming is an act of design. To write a program is to legislate the laws for a world one first has to create in imagination. Only very rarely does any designer, be he an architect, a novelist, or whatever, have so coherent a picture of the world emergent in his imagination that he can compose its laws without criticism from that world itself."
Joseph Weizenbaum, "Computer Power and Human Reason", 1976