Now i’m through my list of 69 people to ask the Hamming question: What are the most important problems in computer science? Some were famous Turing Award winners (the Nobel prize of computer science) and some were mere mortals.
Not everybody has an email address published and i sent one snail mail. You can read the 11 replies i got so far. 38 are still unanswered, which gives me a good reply rate of 22%.
The question is where to go from here?
- Wrap up and close down – the purpose was to collect the answers and that’s probably done now. Time to switch off the lights.
- Continue – get more people on the list, send more emails, send snail mail, where no email address can be found.
- Embrace and extend – Widen the purpose and grow.
I’ve decided to go the third way, since i’m still motivated. This blog will now feature more general computer science topics. I made some changes to the user interface according to all the tips you can find on the web.
The direction of this blog is a little unclear now. I’ll nail it down over time, but now is a good point to let my readers (Yes, both of you!) comment on this. Where would you like this blog to go? What would you like to read about computer science?