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Preliminary Impressions of FMC

The previous post shared Prof. Siegfried Wendt’s newest explanation for the theoretical foundations of FMC (Fundamental Modeling Concepts). The explanation is very precious since it represents the individual thoughts of creator and explains the basis of FMC from a more profound and general perspective than in FMC documents. It is also very enlightening for more … Continue reading

Human, Computer, the Real World, and Inevitable Mediating Model

Smith (1985) depicted how it was connected between computers and the “very real world”; he put computer on the left, real world on the right, then pointed out that “mediating between the two is the inevitable model” (see the post). He also implied that such picture was suitable for human too. I prefer show another … Continue reading

Model-Dependent Realism: Is This the Worldview of Software Engineering?

One of the characteristics of an engineering discipline is a world view or paradigm[1]. However, what is the worldview of Software Engineering? (or a bit wider, for computers?) I just read an idea by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, called Model-Dependent Realism[2]: “the idea that a physical theory or world picture is a model (generally … Continue reading

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