Computer Science is a Natural Science

An article worth of read is one found under Communications of ACM in their edition of July: Computer Science is a Natural Science (read online). It provide several thoughts for considering Computer Science a Natural Science, the main concept is the Computer Science works with data creating a flow of transformation to achieve results.

The old definition of computer science—the study of phenomena surrounding computers—is now obsolete. Computing is the study of natural and artificial information processes.

I always thought the Computer Science should provide tools and we should focus on it, many of my colleagues think they do alter business working through developing systems; what they don’t know is they are only changing the flow of information not the business per se and we should work to make betters tools instead thinking those tools will replace lack of direction in business.