Back in the days, tech guys were firstly mathematicians. What happened they stop from being it?

Back in the days, tech guys were firstly mathematicians. What happened they stop from being it?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Math does not lie.
    It made the average businessman uncomfortable.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Technology enforced abstractions and divided labor.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Back in the days, tech guys were firstly mathematicians.
    Not really?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Computer science is a branch of applied mathematics, reasoning about what can be done with a computational device that's algorithmic rather than intelligent like a person.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        People who prove theorems about computability are not "tech guys".

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          OP's point is that they were the original "tech guys" who made a lot of the basework we still use today

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Engineers were the "tech guys" back then and they are still the "tech guys" today. It really wasn't mathematical theorems that got computers up and running.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Fricking moron

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Go program a literal Turing machine, brainlet, and don't come back to IQfy 'till you run out of infinite tape.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Electrical engineering is important too, but my point is that the reason we put things together in the ways we do is because we have an understanding of basic algorithms that let us compute shit.
            A mechanic can make a car run, but can he design a more efficient car?
            You need an understanding of the mechanics to design a better car, but just because you understand what makes a car go doesn't mean you understand how to improve it.

            Squares and rectangles.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I know you lack any kind of STEM education, but computers aren't based on theorems or aren't designed by mathematicians, nor have they ever been.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I know you've never gotten your GED, but that's just because you're moronic 🙁

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Show me a computer from the last 50 years designed by a mathematician. You can't? Ok. Show me a computer designed ever in history by someone who didn't have extensive skills besides mathematics.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The entire von Neumann architecture.
            I know you're a tech desk codemonkey but please learn what CS is

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >The entire von Neumann architecture.
            That's not a computer, you illiterate, uneducated Black person. Still waiting.
            >inb4 EDVAC
            That fails both my criteria.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >who designed computers
            >and don't tell me who designed computers
            Alright, go design a new computer architecture. Not ISA, a totally new architecture.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            He helped design exectly one computer almost 80 years ago.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And that "one computer" is the basis for how we put together our computers today. Your point, besides admitting failure?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nice computer. Print it out and make your next post from it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ok
            input: keyboard, mouse, browser

            CPU: processes the user input along with the browser's commands to make text appear on screen, send packets to the webserver, etc

            output: you reading this and weeping, dumbass.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No, go back and post it from your rectangle architecture.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >go post it from a rectangle
            You are moronic

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Call me back when you get a basic education, dumb ape. By the way:
            Show me a computer from the last 50 years designed by a mathematician. You can't? Ok. Show me a computer designed ever in history by someone who didn't have extensive skills besides mathematics.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >shifting the goalposts
            >shifting again
            After I post this wanna shift it one more time? Rule of 3s and all.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >trying to lie his way out of it
            Reddit is a mental illness.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That's ad hominem but pretty close, I'll take it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          what are you talking about? linus torvalds started work on linux while he was going for his masters in computer science, as mentioned above richard stallman made his name in maths before anything else?

          almost every single programmer that made a name for themselves before the 2000's had a background in maths/computer science

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Torvalds and Stallman, the great mathematicians. Just end your own life tonight. Your family will be relieved.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    jeets are great at math and still dogshit at programming, maybe tech changed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >jeets are great at math
      No they are not. They memorize solutions to geometry questions the British would put on exams 100 years ago, and just rattle it off to appear intelligent. Ask them to think for themselves or come up with a creative proof, and you run into problems. Their education system does not select for creativity, ingenuity or brilliance.
      >b-b-but that one Indian!
      There's a billion of them, it would be rather cruel if there weren't at least one decent one.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What happened
    The demand for developers massively outstrips the supply of competent developers. So the majority of no math morons.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Python and Web developing

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hello mathematician OP, again with the seething?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I thought most people who got into computers even now were mostly math guys when they were a kid? Granted, from what I've observed a lot of them seem to have forgotten how to do arithmetic once they graduated (wonder if the ADHD might have something to do with it) but the spirit and capability to learn it is still there.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because Math is a "use it or lose it" skill. CS programs mostly have a good amount of math in them. But the average programmer isn't using this shit on a daily basis, so it gets dumped by your brain. Because you need to make room for the newest javascript framework or whatever bullshit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the average programmer isn't using this shit on a daily basis, so it gets dumped by your brain
      Literally this

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "what happened they stop from being it" lmao

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    he ate food

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You still require advanced mathematics for many different things, computer science courses are still a thing and they still are very difficult

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.essentialmath.com/

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    IDK I'm taking a break from studying calculus and I'm kinda glad those motherfrickers got thrown out of the industry cuz this shit is gay af lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Calculus is fricking boring to almost everyone, including people who like programming.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When did they stop being mathematicians? Richard Stallman took Math 55 at Harvard you know. Do not conflate pajeets who only know scripting languages with actual programmers.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mathematicians got forced out of computer science for the same reason women did.
    It went from being a field where how good you were determined over how well you could agonize over small details for hours on end to a field where seeing the big picture and intuition/creativity are more important.
    The first compilers were written by women, which, ironically, made their genetic talents somewhat obsolete.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >It went from being a field where how good you were determined over how well you could agonize over small details for hours on end to a field where seeing the big picture and intuition/creativity are more important.
      Actually it requires both at the same time. Most CS grads today can't understand either. They have trouble with small details and seeing the big picture.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because with a solid corpus of established techniques, people could then go off and start solving problems that are non-foundational.

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