When I was young(er), computer scientists used to earn drinking money
mending computers for those with more money and less sense.
Has this tradition died out completely?
I've been looking for someone to sort out the tiny internal problems
on my two dead Sony Picturebooks,
and none of the students I have asked seemed able to help.
I can't make out if they have too much money,
or not enough knowledge.
Don't students learn how to solder, and use a voltmeter,
and things like that any more?
What exactly do they learn?
And they don't look like computer people any more.
I mean, they look quite normal.
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