Yeah, you're right - I just thought it was also important to point out
that success and education don't necessarily go hand in hand! Also,
none of the folks in the list would exactly be in the Linux/FOSS
On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 22:51 +0000, wrote:
> Stephen Holmes wrote:
> > Bill Gates (Microsoft) dropped out of Harvard, 1976
> > Steve Jobs (Apple, NeXT, Pixar) left Reed College in Portland, Oregon,
> > after 1 semester
> > Steve Wozniak (with Jobs, founded Apple Computer)
> > Lawrence Ellison (Oracle Computer)
> > Michael Dell (Dell Computer) dropped out of the University of Texas
>> Would I be right in thinking that these are stunningly bad examples - on
> the grounds that not one of them ever formally applied for a job? I
> mean, ever? This does make them kinda bad examples, no?
>> 1: *We* all know that a degree (or whatever) doesn't magically confer
> 2: Lots of HR people are impervious to this.
> 3: This is not fair on competent people without the bits of paper.
>> (Do we have a demi-urge on the list able to change the nature of reality?
> Or at least the nature of clueless HR drones? No? Okay, so 3 remains
> both unfair and true.)
>> I see two solutions - acquire a piece of paper or bypass HR:
> Self-employment is one option (taken by all of Stephen's examples).
> You can also talk yourself/demonstrate yourself into a job so that you
> get hired (or very close to being hired/preferred candidate) before HR
> even find out you exist.
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