Man-made science

March 9, 2007

I hope complacency about the future of computer science is not the result of "Computing is the new 'Queen of the Sciences'" (Opinion, February 23).

The late Roger Needham, managing director of Microsoft Research, said: "If there wasn't an industry concerned with using computers, the subject wouldn't exist. It is not like physics. Physics was made by God, but computer science was made by man. It's there because the industry's there."

Alex Chablo.
Manchester

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