The profession of ITComputing's paradigm

  title={The profession of ITComputing's paradigm},
  author={Peter J. Denning and Peter Freeman},
  journal={Communications of the ACM},
  pages={28 - 30}
Trying to categorize computing as engineering, science, or math is fruitless; we have our own paradigm. 

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Computing as Empirical Science – Evolution of a Concept

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Computing as a Science: A Survey of Competing Viewpoints

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The Supply of Information Technology Workers in the United States.

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