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I'm not satisfied with this: "Computer scientists can follow more practical applications of their knowledge, doing things such as software development, web development and database programming. Computer scientists can also be found in the field of information technology consulting." I was linked to this page from the page "scientist." I'm not convinced that Anyone who gets an undergraduate degree in computer science is a "Computer Scientist". Computer Scientists working outside of academia would include those at industrial research labs, r&d, the defence force, or at an artificial intelligence lab. Maybe some would work on specialised software systems, applying new algorithms research for example. Not simple web development or IT though. Ben1220 (talk) 05:03, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Right, just like having an undergrad degree in physics doesn't make you a physicist unless you are a researcher working in physics. --Robin (talk) 15:01, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Especially seeing how most 'computer science' courses are generic computer degrees more to do with word processing, programming or networking than true 'science'
I think it is more appropriate to just say what a computer scientist is. Also, the second point, I doubt that the article is necessary to begin with we can, have a barebone (disambiguation-like) page which says "Computer scientist is a person who engage in computer science." That way, 1. we can still have "Not to be confused with Computational scientist" or whatever necessary specifically for the word "computer scientist". 2. Computer science as a defining characteristics of computer scientist, the readers can just look that computer science page up and save our trouble on repeating and potentially distorting its meaning. --126.96.36.199 (talk) 06:22, 21 December 2013 (UTC)