- Amir Michail
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Has computer science completely missed the point of a computer -- namely, that it is a creative tool?
One could argue that computer science is like a "pen science" where scientists find ways to write as quickly as possible with a pen and to fill up a page with as much text as possible.
That would of course completely miss the point of a pen.
One could say something similar about computer science with its focus on time and space efficiency of computations.
The computer—like a pen—is a creative tool and the focus should be on the invention of new kinds of software applications—not on making existing ones more efficient.
Universities should have a creative field of study—distinct from computer science—for novel uses of computers.