Latin and Greek in Computing: Ancient Words in a New World Articles uri icon

authors

  • REVIRIEGO VASALLO, PEDRO
  • Merino G√≥mez, Elena
  • LOMBARDI, FABRIZIO

publication date

  • June 2022

start page

  • 66

end page

  • 72

issue

  • 6

volume

  • 55

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0018-9162

abstract

  • In computing, old words are reused by giving them new meanings. However, many people may not be aware of the origin of ancient words that have found new uses in computing. We advocate for basic computing science and engineering courses to cover the origins of the most common ancient words used in computing.

subjects

  • Telecommunications

keywords

  • computer science education; educational courses; history; text analysis; old words; basic computing science; engineering courses; common ancient words; history; internet; cryptography; computers; semantics