On 5/5/06, Brian Foster <blf at blf.utvinternet.ie> wrote:
>> | From: Kae Verens <kae at verens.com>
> | Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 11:53:12 +0100
> |[ ... ]
> | I remember fuming about one graduate of a computer
> | science degree that asked me for help starting her
> | computer. Turned out she'd left a floppy disk in,
> | and the computer couldn't get past that to the OS
> | on the hard drive.
>> what, please, is the connection between the person having
> a degree and not diagnosing the problem? I totally fail
> to see the connection here .... no ;-)'s
you would hope that the person with the degree in cs would understand the
operation of a computer, and understand the boot sequence
we can test this. if a person doe NOT have a degree, does
> that mean the person would diagnose the problem?
>> my hypothesis is NO. presuming I am correct, I conclude a
> degree is not relevant to the example.
which I think is his point - the fact that the cs graduate had a degree,
didn't necessarly mean that she knew or understood the practical operation
This is like he was saying - "A degree doesn't mean an awful lot", and you
argue back "A DEGREE MEANS ABSOLUTELY SFA".
Try to think about what you're saying, and evaluate your understandinjg of
other peoples points.
so, I ask again,
> what is the connection?
>> very puzzled,
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