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I have heard this before. Ironically, the people I heard it from are comp sci students (and graduates). Even more interestingly, I have met computer managers who won't hire CS graduates. Want to hear their reasoning?
- CS students are dangerous
- CS students have to be mentored and monitored
- CS grads have no experience and are completely untested
- CS grads know everything about computers, except how to actually do the job
What a comp sci grad can do for you:
- Provide the textbook's perspective on a problem
- Digest dry, difficult material and regurgitate it without any attempt at comprehension
- Read the latest pamphlets from MS and enthuse about them endlessly
- Tell you how much money they're going to make when they graduate
I seriously doubt that anyone here fits this profile, but if you did CS you've met the people I'm talking about. The phrase 'wet behind the ears' applies to a lot of people fresh out of any course, but in no other industry are fresh graduates let near anything important.
I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.
2002-04-17 Edit by Corion - fixed an open <UL> tag