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Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering: what is this all about?

They’re different facets of the same constructive and creative discipline dealing with information flow: the mathematical study and literature, the technical knowledge and the actual designing and writing respectively. Information is a sequence of conventional signs that convey ideas; big amounts of information and dedicated machinery can be also used to encode, transmit and reproduce sensorial objects such as images, video and audio. So, information flow design is all about creating abstract worlds: playgrounds and tools for, and about, the abstract mind (or small mind as it is called in some traditions), which is the only one current computing machines can deal with fast enough for our needs. Being essentially constructive (it …


How to Paint Dreamtime Circles: a Journey in Web Technologies

Once upon a time, there was a guy that loved writing. He loved anything related to writing: languages, alphabets, typefaces and he loved poetry as much as stories and scientific papers. He was into computers for a living and he was spending most of his day writing as well. So one day he told himself: “I love writing, so why not sharing my passion with others? I could create something and give it to people in addition to rely and enjoy other’s work”. He loved trees and he was into computers as we said, so the most natural, cheap, and paper-free way for him to start writing was obvious: creating …