Computer Programming as an Art. Knuth, D. E. 17(12):667–673.
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When Communications of the ACM began publication in 1959, the members of ACM's Editorial Board made the following remark as they described the purposes of ACM's periodicals [2]: ” If computer programming is to become an important part of computer research and development, a transition of programming from an art to a disciplined science must be effected.” Such a goal has been a continually recurring theme during the ensuing years; for example, we read in 1970 of the ” first steps toward transforming the art of programming into a science” [26]. Meanwhile we have actually succeeded in making our discipline a science, and in a remarkably simple way: merely by deciding to call it ” computer science.”
@article{knuthComputerProgrammingArt1974,
  title = {Computer Programming as an Art},
  author = {Knuth, Donald E.},
  date = {1974-12},
  journaltitle = {Communications of the ACM},
  volume = {17},
  pages = {667--673},
  issn = {0001-0782},
  doi = {10.1145/361604.361612},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/361604.361612},
  abstract = {When Communications of the ACM began publication in 1959, the members of ACM's Editorial Board made the following remark as they described the purposes of ACM's periodicals [2]: ” If computer programming is to become an important part of computer research and development, a transition of programming from an art to a disciplined science must be effected.” Such a goal has been a continually recurring theme during the ensuing years; for example, we read in 1970 of the ” first steps toward transforming the art of programming into a science” [26]. Meanwhile we have actually succeeded in making our discipline a science, and in a remarkably simple way: merely by deciding to call it ” computer science.”},
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  number = {12}
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