On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Martin Donlon wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Noel Carroll wrote:
>> > An interesting point Mark that makes me wonder myself. I'd doubt there are
> > that many indigenous job seekers right now queueing up to work in Intel.
>> UL has also been increasing its CS and IT numbers but are also
> dumbifying the course. Modules have been getting lamer and lamer. Our
> "uinx" education is now simply Linux.
> Compiler design is now theory
> *only*. My god! I thought writing some dumb ass compiler was part of every
> CS course in the world?
I'm afraid I have to concur with this opinion. Even since I started the
course (4 years ago), a lot omaterial has been removed because people were
failing left right and centre (in or around 75%). I remember a speech
given in First year saying that they wanted a hundred people to graduate
Compsys for our year because that is what was needed in the IT industry.
Unfortunatly, many who graduate, do so as prime lemmings as opposed to
professionals (and they didn't get 100), but the focus is the same. They
wanted X number of people to have a degree - albeit of questionale worth.
I think other universities have adopted something similar from what I've
I think it rea;;y is a case that the only really good people are those who
will write nutty things on their own accord because they link tinkering
and/or learning new stuff as the motivation in the Universities just
Mel (Lemming? :-) )
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