[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Public Schools

> On Sat, 28 Sep 1996, Adamsc wrote:
> able to learn from their experiences, and will probably find working for 
> them less frustrating than working for a "Dilbert Zone" manager. Sooner 
> or later, though, you will encounter Dilbert's boss in the workplace, and 
> not everyone can leave to become a famous cartoonist. You may need to 

     Well, there is always AP. 

> become (eeek!) a technical manager. You won't fare well if you've 
> completely neglected those non-technical skills. You'll be forced to 
> communicate with mundanes ...
> Work to succeed in that creative writing course. Someday you will have a 
> Great Idea, and no matter how well you know you can implement the Great 
> Idea, you will need to convince others to believe, too. You will need 
> funding, or staffing, or equipment, and you will need to make others 
> understand the Great Idea, even if they do not have the technical 
> background to do so. You will be a sad and frustrated individual if you 
> cannot convince them.

     You get hold of a technical writer, explain it to them (they are use
to translating geek to mundane).

> Pack in all the math and comp sci you can, but take a real English course 
> or two, and not "pocket protector comp. 101", either. Dabble in eastern 
> philosophy, art history, or whatever catches your fancy, and see a bit of 
> the world outside the computer lab. Your technical skills will take you 
> much farther if you can understand their impact on the world. Good luck.

     While this is all true, most of it could be aquired in a competent 
High School.

Petro, Christopher C.
[email protected] <prefered for any non-list stuff>
[email protected]