[ILUG] [OT] general thoughts on another free Linux Internet s
dollar at csn.ul.ie
Thu Mar 16 13:35:37 GMT 2000
On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, Burke, Gary : GIG IS&T wrote:
> But you are right, Computer Degrees generally cater for people who don't
> know anything about computers, which is annoying to those of us who do.
> Granted they didn't go quite as low as 'this is the /on/ switch', but for
> some people they probably should have.
> Pity really. Why can't they do a few months during the summer before 1st
> year to bring these people up to speed.
> Do you know what a computer is? No? Then you start college early, buddy.
Well just to add to this. I'm doing a degree in IT&T (Info tech. &
Telecoms) in UL. I'm in 2nd year. Today I had a lab in 8051 programing.
Working on NT. I spent alot of the lab explaning files, What Explorer
does, how to open a file and what the last 3 of 4 letters of a file name
mean in Windows.
We have never been told how to use an operating system, not even NT. This
is the biggest down fall in most collages. How do you expect some one to
use an application on an OS if they can't even use the OS!
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