What we think of today as being “computers” started out in the minds of mathematicians as purely abstract devices–thoughts about how to solve math problems using machines instead of the mind.

These mathematicians are the people we would consider the modern founders of “computer science.” Computer Science is actually the mathematical study of information processing. It is not, as some people believe it to be, the study of computer programming. In fact, *there is no science of computer programming*. To understand how that could possibly be true, and what I mean, you have to know the history of programming.

The earliest computers were built under the supervision of computer scientists by highly skilled electronic engineers. Keep Reading