The father of Dutch computing, Adriaan van Wijngaarden, was an engineering student during World War II. With his electric Marchant calculator stored in his attic, he ground out numbers to solve a turbulence problem in aerodynamics. Becoming increasingly aware of the social relevance of his numerical calculations, he joined the newly founded Mathematical Centre in Amsterdam in 1947  and became the head of its Computing Department.
Three snapshots of Dijkstra's career are described in my previous blog (1963, 1976, 1982). Below I elaborate on Dijkstra's views in 1953 — a year after he had started his career in computing by joining the Computing Department at the Mathematical Centre of Amsterdam.