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Why Learn Computer Science

Computer science is one of the most amazing art forms in the world. Notonly is it incredibly expressive — allowing for an infinite number of combinations of words, images, and ideas —but when done well, it producesa functional and useful product that can entertain and inform the masses.

  When most people think of computer science,they generally envision programming.Often, they assume that the field is full of people who sit alone at their computers all day, staring at large screens and drinking coffee. In reality, computer science is an engaging and collaborative activity that includes far more than the ones and zeros for which it has become famous. 

The art of computer science often starts with a problem that needs to be solved. Maybe there is too much information produced by a study for one human to be able to sort through it all in a lifetime. Perhaps an elderly person finds it hard to physically connect with long-distance relatives. There might even be an organization that needs to…