I recently watched Joe Armstrong’s Code BEAM keynote talk about forgotten ideas in computer science and thought it would be useful to make some notes. They’re mostly in the form of links to things that he mentions in his talk.
I’m interested in the forgotten ideas of computer science. Needed for a talk.— Joe Armstrong (@joeerl) January 11, 2018
Can you post examples of great CS ideas that have been largely forgotten.
Examples: Linda tuple spaces, Boyer-Moore algorithm
Also interested in really silly ideas in Computer Science.— Joe Armstrong (@joeerl) January 11, 2018
These are ideas that were thought to be good at the time but which turned out to be daft.
Which ideas of today will people in 20 years time say “well that was a really stupid idea”
Alan Kay Interview
- Linda tuple spaces
- Boyer–Moore string search algorithm
- Flow-based programming
- Project Xanadu
- Unix pipelines
- Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs
- The Mythical Man-Month
- How to Win Friends and Influence People