no degree impedes climbing the ladder, was Re: mysql issue

Daniel Fussell dfussell at byu.edu
Fri Feb 10 11:45:57 MST 2012


On 02/10/2012 11:34 AM, Doran L. "Fozz" Barton wrote:
> After spending twelve years (off and on, granted) completing my BS in
> Computer Science, I can firmly testify that for people in our lines of work,
> school may provide a foundation for learning and exposure to abstract theory
> that you may or may not be exposed to in the workplace otherwise, but, by and
> large, earning an academic degree mostly represents that you're capable of
> jumping through figurative hoops, many of which make absolutely no sense
> whatsoever. (Whew, that was a long run-on sentence.)
And also that you have a long enough view to future benefit that you 
won't jump ship the moment another fly-by-night startup waves private 
stock under your nose in exchange for your newly acquired expertise.

;-Daniel Fussell


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