On 16 Mar 00, at 15:16, 962264N at knotes.kodak.com wrote:
> From: Fergal Moran
> >> Well I have an BA.Mod and a MSc, both in computer science
> >> and no I could not do my job without at least the Bachelor's
> >> degree.
>> Depends on the type of person that you are really. I personally would
> never had the discipline to teach myself everything I learned at college in
> my own time and therefore could not be doing the job I am doing unless I
> had my degree. And I would presume that the opposite is true for a lot of
> people also.
Well, I started hacking on a C64 when I was about 12. That gave me a very
good understanding of how computers worked - not just how to program them.
I went to college (Mechanical Engineering Degree from UCG), but it was the
non-curriculum related activities and my own interests since then that
made me a better coder/admin/whatever. My degree is almost wholly
irrelevant to who I am and what I do, however my time at college is not
On the other hand, we all know that UCG churns out very good computer
professionals from their Engineering and Science courses - e.g. Kenn
Humborg, Joe Desbonnet.
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