Computer Science, Part II
I think what I am really getting at when I express my wonder, the mystery, is beauty. Computer Science has the same beauty as mathematics, and I struggle to explain that. If I had to tell a person about the beauty of a rose, I could say some words, but could I make them understand?
But then why did I follow a different path from a mathematician? Why, indeed, have I placed myself on the more practical side of computer science rather than the theoretic? Because Computer Science also has the joy of building things. It is like math, but I get to make things that do stuff. I can build machines out of something as close to pure thought as we can presently obtain. Here, in this realm, I can have both joy and beauty.
Can you see it?