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Re: If I wasn't a Programmer, what I'd like to do is...

by planetscape (Canon)
on Jun 03, 2009 at 03:19 UTC ( #767867=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to If I wasn't a Programmer, what I'd like to do is...

be a Mad Scientist / Engineer

This one brought me no end of trouble on "Career Day" at school...

HTH,

planetscape


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Re^2: If I wasn't a Programmer, what I'd like to do is...
by apl (Monsignor) on Jun 04, 2009 at 13:03 UTC
    Curiosity demands I ask... Was the problem due to
    • your being in school, and you wanted to be a MS/E
    • your being in school, and your Dad was a MS/E
    • your child was in school, and you were a MS/E

      The problems definitely began when I stated my aspiration to become a Mad Scientist...

      HTH,

      planetscape
        As a slightly related anecdote... In college, I would have an occasional professor who at the beginning of the semester would pass around index cards and ask us students to answer a few basic questions about ourselves, such as our names, majors and what our goals were after graduating. I began to answer the last question with a stock reply: "To build an army of killer war robots with which to unleash my fury upon the world." Without exception every one of those professors went out of their way to tell me how much they enjoyed that comment. Their lives will now be spared of course...

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