Math blogs vs CS blogs

I am very impressed by many professional mathematicians posting expository articles on their blog. One of the great advantages it has over just a survey article is that the comments section allows direct interaction with the author. Also, in many cases the presentation is more relaxed than a research paper and more fast paced than a book. I have examples of at least three blogs : Terry Tao’s blog , Rigorous Trivialities and The Unapologetic Mathematician , with regular detailed postings on various topics. I am wondering why there arent so many CS theory blogs? Luca’s blog is a great one that stands out in this regard. There has a been a lot of discussion about selling CS theory, see for example this post by Lance Fortnow. I think that one of the ways to do this is to write good expository articles and popularize various ideas that arise again and again in theoretical CS.

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3 Responses to Math blogs vs CS blogs

  1. S K says:

    Awww, c’mon. You list more CS theory blogs on the right panel than math blogs. To be precise, 15 in the CS and 5 in math.

    Also, the difference between CS theory and math these days is vanishing…

  2. Nirman says:

    SK, by CS theory related material I am referring to complexity theory and algorithms. It will be great if you can point me to CS theory blogs that post detailed material like Terry’s blog.
    The blogs I list do discuss important stuff but I still miss detailed technical posts.

  3. sandrar says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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