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What would it take to get Computer Science departments to view the history of the discipline as an important issue to be dealt with inside the department? Surely the author's right that if the technical history of a discipline is to be done in the way Knuth wants, and I think that is incredibly valuable, it needs to be done by those who understand the discipline.

But can C.S. departments manage that as an institutional matter?

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