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Cover Quote: April 1984

COMPUTING SCIENCE. The study of the use and sometimes construction of digital COMPUTERS. (Analogue computers are generally excluded.) It is a fashionable, interesting, difficult, and perhaps useful activity. Unfortunately, in spite of appearing to be a mathematical or physical science, it has so far a pitiably small body of generally accepted fundamental laws or principles which are likely to remain valid even for the next 20 years, and consists instead almost entirely of ephemeral “state of the art” information. A more appropriate title at this stage of its development would probably be “computer technology.”

- Christopher Strachey
The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought, 1977
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