[ILUG] where are the Irish "Summer of Code" entrants?
Dave O' Connor
doc at csn.ul.ie
Tue Jun 14 11:33:30 IST 2005
One module in 2nd year contained a section on optimising the
efficiency of moving something from one place to another.
A lab was spent timing the efficiency of the paths which different
movements of the hand would take.
That's fine if I was studying manufacturing or something but why this is
relevant in a IT based degree, I have no idea. Maybe they were preparing
us for the world of work in a factory which is where most of us to be
destined after the bubble burst.
This may not seem all that bad but unless you studied the module it's
actually impossible to realise just how pointless that module was.
There were a few useful modules, strangely enough I found the business one
to be one of the most interesting despite the huge amount of coursework to
cover but it covered a lot of the legal aspects which are now rearing
their ugly heads in the OSS world.
On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Dave O' Connor wrote:
> > it was just a grind. I did learn but not anything that was really all that
> > useful.
> What do these courses consist of that you learn nothing useful?
> - Flower Arranging in Visual Basic (ten credits)
> - The influence of functional programming on post-modern art (ten
> Surely there must be something useful? :)
> > Dave
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