At 10:24 AM 19/02/98 -0500, Roger Books wrote:
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>> What this points to, is the simple fact that the traditional form of
>> education system is broken, and needs to be shaken up a little. This is
>> not meant as a dig to our esteemed houses of higher learning, but what is
>> being taught in many colleges today is a total waste to the poor kid who
>> goes through their program, comes out with a degree, only to find they have
>> no marketable skills. Until we educate the educators, this is not going
>> to change much.
>I have a friend (an MA in history) who would claim that your expectations
>of college are broken. 50 years ago a college was a place where you came
>to expand your mind, make you a better citizen, and maybe a more worthwhile
>person. If you wanted "marketable skills" you went into a trade school
>or learned by apprenticeship. Even those that went to college went into
>low-mid management where the ability to think was what was being hired.
I must be showing my age, or perhaps the age of my university, but
that's what I went through. Perhaps this underlies my disagreement
with Bennett Todd. Technologoes may come and go, but the principles of
fraud, business contingency (recovery? disaster?) planning, policies,
procedures and controls, haven't changed much over the centuries.
Sorry, the greeks had a word for it, millennia.
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