On 14/06/05, Paul Biggar <paul.biggar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/14/05, Dave O Connor <doc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Not so much 'brainwashed by MS' as brainwashed by the typical Irish
> > attitude of 'Get in, get the grades, get the degree, make the money'.
> > The vast majority of Irish computing students aren't actually all that
> > interested in computing as a subject (or as an art). They've either
> > been mesmerised by the potential money they could be making, or think
> > it'll be easy and fun. Very few computer courses in Ireland encourage
> > them to rise above that.
>> Bollocks. I see no evidence of this. Can you back this up, please?
>> In my class, probably half were true and true geeks: code in college,
> code at home, talk about computers in the pub. And my class entered at
> the height of the bubble. Kids coming in to college these days can
> code before they get there!
what god like college are you going to, there's only about 4 in my
entire year who can actually code, me being one of them.
out of my entire year im one of the only ones who actually spends any
of my free time, and im one of the applicants for the summer of code.
I.T coarses here are sheeite, after 4 years ive learned nothing in my
coarse usefull, all the things that got me my work experience (student
sys admin) i learned outside college.
Colleges here arent really interested in making good
developers/programmers/I.T proffesionals, theyre interested in their
students getting good grades & nothing else.
I personaly feel that my degree aint worth shit when I get it.
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