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 Definition The study of how computers work, and the algorithms, data structures and design principles used in their operation and programming. [d] [e]

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Template removed from "Relationship with other fields" section: Template:Wikiquotepar

Also several Template:Cite needed templates were removed. --Markus Baumeister 15:50, 9 March 2007 (CST)

Wikipedia content

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).