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December 1969 (vol. 18 no. 12)
pp. 1146
R.C. Minnick, Dept. of Elec. Engrg. Montana State University
There seem to be two kinds of computer scientists: those who hate software and those who hate hardware. This dichotomy in our field has generated many problems, such as unprogrammable computers, ridiculous software fixes for essentially hardware problems, and the development of hardware devices for which no sane programmer has any conceivable need. Similarly, the textbooks in our field display this same problem: each discusses either hardware or software, but rarely does it adequately cover both.
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R.C. Minnick, "B69-1 Digital Computer System Principles," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 1146, Dec. 1969, doi:10.1109/T-C.1969.222606
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