The Road to Kamchatka: Carefree, Arizona


From May 1 through May 4, 2001, a group of 14 met at the Lutheran Retreat Center in Carefree, Arizona, co-located with the ChiliPLoP conference, to brainstorm some ideas for moving the Feyerabend Project forward. At this workshop the following participated:


The first thing we learned was that the feeling seems valid that there is something wrong with our current views and practices of computing - some held that the field was stuck or languishing, others that there were serious problems, while others felt that within the current parameters of computer science there are problems that need to be fixed without a paradigm shift.

The discussion was somewhat free-form punctuated by a series of exercises that provided material for further discussion. The following are the exercises we did: