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Re: (OT?) Usefulness of CS

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 25, 2001 at 02:45 UTC ( #134238=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (OT?) Usefulness of CS

Actually I have a degree in English and make my living as a Perl programmer (at the moment at least). I fully agree with Ovid's comments. I've found that both the smattering of Lit-Crit I endured in what is the modern English degree, and the smattering of Computer Science I had before I realized that I couldn't cope with teh amount of pure-mathmatics that it required, have improved my skills drastically at both writing and programming. More importantly it has increased my ability to recognize both, and since 90% of learning is recognizing brilliance and it's application this is the best benefit. Then again having met both English majors who attempt to write, and CS majors who attempt to program, your milage may vary.

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[erix]: 'the old country' is where?
[erix]: that means britain for americans, is that right?
[perldigious]: We need to get more high tech about pest defense to prevent tick and mosquito problems. :-)
[erix]: perldigious or develop thicker skin
[erix]: good old arms racing
[erix]: I never had a tick on me, maybe that's because I'm a vegetarian from when I was 15 ?
[erix]: (or they dropped on my dog instead)
[perldigious]: erix: I'm fairly sure most of the ones I end up with crawling on me in my house came from my dogs, not the other way around.
[1nickt]: erix yes, talking about England.

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