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Erik Malund
03/09/06 10:43
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Mt Airy, Nc

#111770 - yes, but
Responding to: Ian Bell's previous message
Experience and education are both important. One without the other is of little use.
Yes, but I often have found that "the scool of hard knocks" has given a better education than any university.

Do not read this as me knocking education, just the fact that, for someone with decades of experience, it is totally irrelevant where the knowledge originated since the original knowledge will be outdated.

Take me as an example, I got a lot of knowledge about vacuum tubes (for you Ian, Valves) from my education - OOPS, I just dated myself - I actually think that has little significance in my capability to create a microcontroller based product.

On another line, I never got any formal education in programming, I learned all that in "the scool of hard knocks" (OK, I took an extension course in C long ago) so, were I to apply for a job where programming was involved, my formal education would be worth nothing.

So I will state that someone with Phd certificate in electronics from decades ago equally wel may or may not be able to make quality microcontroller products today.

In a sentence: the emphasis on where and how someone graduated is totally ridiculous for seasoned individuals


List of 22 messages in thread
i suggest you read      Erik Malund      03/08/06 10:45      
   Flawed article      Ian Bell      03/08/06 11:17      
      men only      Jan Waclawek      03/08/06 11:28      
         you don;'t know Jack      Erik Malund      03/08/06 12:04      
            you want a laugh?      Jez Smith      03/08/06 12:44      
               Tar with the same brush      Ian Bell      03/08/06 13:47      
                  i dont think so      Jez Smith      03/08/06 23:43      
                     grades???      Jan Waclawek      03/08/06 23:53      
                     Snobbery      Ian Bell      03/09/06 03:37      
                        re grades      Erik Malund      03/09/06 06:46      
                           Graduates      Ian Bell      03/09/06 10:08      
                              yes, but      Erik Malund      03/09/06 10:43      
                                 Value of Education      Ian Bell      03/09/06 13:16      
                                    It is sad, but      Erik Malund      03/09/06 14:27      
                                       Cost of Education      Ian Bell      03/09/06 16:23      
                           gonna get a PhD, or a lobotomy      Andy Peters      03/09/06 10:50      
                              lobotomy? do you like the idea?      Jan Waclawek      03/09/06 11:04      
                              just to clerify      Erik Malund      03/09/06 11:28      
                                 I'm glad you said that ...      Richard Erlacher      03/09/06 23:08      
                           Likewise ...      Richard Erlacher      03/09/06 22:57      
   Correct by construction      Oliver Sedlacek      03/09/06 08:15      
      i do, follow much of it      Erik Malund      03/09/06 09:24      

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