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   Re: [xml-dev] Another mutated variant of the 'PowerPoint makes yo udumb'

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On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 12:40:54PM -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> Some programmers definitely need to understand math very well.  The vast
> majority, in my experience, do not.
Part of this depends on what you mean by "math" I think...

e.g. an understanding of logic is pretty important, and automata
theory is pretty useful, as is group theory and basic stuff like
number bases.

If you view mathematics as the discipline of manipulation of
symbols, then it's pretty close to computing.



Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/


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