On Fri, Mar 10, 2000 at 04:17:26PM +0000, Owen J Connolly mentioned:
> I'm not a college graduate, so I can't really say much... But I would
> have thought that the whole point of a degree in Computer science is to
> teach you as much as possible about Computing environments and
> technology, even history... From a lot of the recent graduates I've
> met, it seems they aren't really thought the fundamentals of OS
No - the who point is to give you the opportunity to find out for
I know people that left DCU with a first and they wouldn't know an IP
address from the PC's serial number. A day before an exam in Computer
Systems Architechture (effectively the design of Unix), someone asked me
what an operating system was. She got a first, I got 20%. That'll learn me
for disputing how virtual memory works with lecturers, and subsquently
falling asleep in the lecture hall, and falling down the aisle after
slipping out of my chair. But I'm not bitter.
> My ex was doing the evening course in Trinity and she showed me the
> curriculum... It actually terrified me to read!!! There seemed to be
> everything in there, except computing!!! Each year seemed to have more
> Law or accountancy or H.R. and if she was lucky, maybe 1 language like C
> or Java!!!!
They are all the same. I did law, account, economics, management,
statisitics, operations research....mutter.
> Well, unfortunately this is the eternal argument... As I said I'm not a
> college grad, but I've got a lovely selection of Professional
> certifications from my various jobs... Are they relevant, I don't
> know... I personally, when hiring, interview the person, not their
Seeing as they always lie on it anyway. Or at least should.
"The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person
the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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