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Keefer S26-Sep-23 4:17
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Norm Powroz26-Sep-23 19:13
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When I was enrolled in a Comp. Sci. bachelor's degree, the courses actually taught you about machine architecture, how computers worked, compared architectures (in my case, IBM versus CDC), explored various programming languages, including assembler, and taught how to apply a computer to the solution of a problem.

Over the years, I found that most so-called computer science degrees looked more like mathematics degrees than computer science. In my case, I didn't finish my degree because the money and jobs being offered were simply too good to ignore. In the early 70s, if you understood how to make a computer dance and sing, companies didn't care about whether or not you had a degree -- it was all about what you could do.

In my case, I entered the career workforce as a junior programmer-analyst in the summer of 1973. Since that time I have not had a single day of unemployment. I have since held almost every job title that exists in our industry. After 50 years, I am still designing and building systems, designing databases, writing code, and advising clients, and I still love what I do. I certainly do not consider my CS education to have been a waste of time or money.

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GeneralOriginal 1977 Byte Mag, Apple-II article by Woz Pin
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