On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 01:34:06PM +0000, Diarmaid O'Loughlin mentioned:
> We have never been told how to use an operating system, not even NT. This
> is the biggest down fall in most collages. How do you expect some one to
> use an application on an OS if they can't even use the OS!
They don't expect you to. In DCU, they never showed us how to use DOS or
Windows, or Unix. Nor should they have. There are more important things to
If you can't teach yourself how to start an application on windows, or
how to download & install slackware on the college computers, with
whatever wussy bios protection it had on it, questions had to be asked
about whether it was the right course for you.
On thinking back to the average college computer student...maybe they
should have. After all, reading a book, a man page, or guessing is a lot
of work. That said, we got lessons on "personal hygiene" first day in
college too, and that didn't do any good for most of the people I
"The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person
the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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