A friend just pointed me to this first article which lead me to the next one below it.


Both are very interesting to read and I loved them. This second one is so true when it comes to all the fads that come up to just reinvent the wheel - a CS degree decreases this since according to the author it's is all about history.


Oh yeah, that the Dragon Book talked about in the article above:


Was written by my professor, Alfred Aho. I think I had him for Data Structures and Algorithms, Software Engineering, but unfortunately not Compiler Theory :-). He used to tell the class that "everything is a String. Just a String. Even your genetics is just a String."

How right he is.