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I didn't enjoy to study CS at all, although I'd
been programming computers by myself at a young age.
Unfortunatly that seems to happen quit often. But many young
students forget to think wether CS is really the
subject they want to study. Often the "I have done programming
since I was 8 years old" guys horrible fail in CS. CS is not about programming
but about algorithms, analytical thinking, etc. You could
become a genius computer scientist without knowing any programming
So if ones wants to study CS one should really think twice. If
one just likes programming, CS is the wrong place. Probably
a vocational school or some polytechnic college is a much
better way to go. Or ask yourself, "what would I like to study
if there was no CS?" ...Then if you think "Linguistics", "Legal Studies",
"Literature" etc. pp. would be real cool, join the appropriate
school and use your computer knowledge there. Probabably you
will be much more satisfied to do legal computing or whatever.
I think that especially in this country, the studies
are _way_ behind the requirements of the market in fields
evolving as fast as the computer hard/software industry.
While I cannot speak for America, this is at least a European
phenomen called "Universities are for academic research and
education, but not for vocational trainig". Thats fine, because
if you want to study something which the market requires you
can go to vocational schools, polytechnical schools, etc. pp.
If you want to learn Spanisch don't study Hispanic studies but go to Berlitz.
hardcore academically yours,