He calls for papers that combine the best of both world's, things that look at all possibilities as well as grounding this in empirical data. As a computer scientist I think that is a good approach to take for the whole profession. There is a tension in our field between the practical papers and the theoretical, and it is important to have both.
And I close with remarks from Joseph Weizenbaum: "One programs not because one understands, but in order to come to understand. Programming is an act of design. To write a program is to legislate the laws for a world one first has to create in imagination”(Weizenbaum, 1976 p 108). and The computer programmer ... is a creator of universes for which he alone is the lawgiver ... universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs.