Hans E. Andersin's research while affiliated with University of Helsinki and other places

Publications (2)

Conference Paper
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When Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), after a period of basic programming courses, set out to offer their students a full curriculum of computer science courses, they did it in their own way. Instead of the usual mathematically oriented university curriculum, most of the courses were slanted towards the practical needs of the surrounding in...
Conference Paper
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The paper describes the process leading from the pioneering phase when the university was free to develop and build its own computers through the period when the university was dependent on cooperation with the local computer companies to the stage when a bureaucratic state organization took over the power to decide on acquiring computing equipment...

Citations

... Contrary to what we had heard about the controversy between a tool and a discipline in Norway [10], this was not a problem in Tampere since the university did not have natural sciences or technology with large number crunching needs. Later, however, this controversy was strongly reflected in the acquisition of computers, as is apparent in [11]. In any case, in computing education we were definitely going for a new discipline, which we felt to be of fundamental importance to human civilization. ...