Template removed from "Relationship with other fields" section: Template:Wikiquotepar
It is my belief that as long as this article is composed mostly of material copied from Wikipedia, citizens will be hesitant to improve it. Hence, I request permission to blank this page and re-write the entire article. --Joshua David Williams 15:24, 13 April 2007 (CDT)
- Go for it. You can always archive the current contents off the Talk page as a reference. Pat Palmer 21:24, 25 May 2007 (CDT)
What happened to the rewrite? I see it's been six months since this article was blanked. I actually thought Wikipedia's article was pretty good so it shouldn't take too long to adapt it. I've just finished writing the Software engineering article (please comment) but if I find time I try to focus my attention on this one. --Mark Jones 20:13, 21 October 2007 (CDT)
archiving "old" page here
So that we can make a clean start, but also so it's easy to find what people have already contributed here, I'm archiving the article as it stands today here: Talk:Computer_science/oldAsOfMay25_2007 Pat Palmer 21:28, 25 May 2007 (CDT)
Removed statement regarding origin
I removed the following statement from the stub about computer science as it is not really accurate:
It was started at many universities in the early 1980's as a result of the increasingly widespread availability of computers.
I'm not sure when the term "computer science" was coined or when it was first taught as an academic subject but as a discipline it easily goes back to the mid-19th century (Charles Babbage) and possibly even earlier (ancient abacuses).