Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Remlog: Does program language “centricity” limit you?

Dave Remy works at MicroSoft and attends DePaul's long distance learning program in Computer Science. He writes a blog and talked about limitations on one's thinking because of the computer language we find ourselves stuck using.

I enjoyed it because Remy cites an interesting author: Benjamin Lee Whorf who wrote an interesting essay long ago on why Hopi is a superior to English as a scientific language. MIT has a Whorf web page with some quotes here.

(I bought Whorf's book in the mid 80s in Washington DC for $7.95 and Amazon is showing the same book now for $28!)

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