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Since the '40s, as the article notes. Early on, science/engineering/math problems were one of the driving forces of computing, typically with a distinct separation from commercial/administrative side — for instance, scientific machines had floating point while commercial machines had decimal arithmetic. It wasn't until the First Dotcom Bubble that the commercial culture decisively ‘won’.



Don't forget about Dennis Richie, the creator of C programming, according to Wikipedia he holds a degree in Physics and Applied Maths[1].

1- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie


There was a large cohort of early computer science luminaries, Edsger W. Dijkstra among them, who schooled for physics and went to CS when there was a glut of physicists after the end of WW2.




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