1997-01-29 - Re: Best Computer School?

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From: Rich Graves <rcgraves@disposable.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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From: Rich Graves <rcgraves@disposable.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 02:22:42 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Best Computer School?
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Declan McCullagh wrote:
> Let me plug Carnegie Mellon University, which consistently ties with
> MIT and one of them California schools for first place in computer
> science.

You must be joking. After all you've said about the school, you're 
recommending it? Isn't "Mr. L-18 Tag" the head of the department now?

Anyway, our correspondent is asking the wrong question. There is no 
"best" school. If you want to be a brilliant programmer, I think you 
have to be born that way. If you want theory, you need to be specific 
about your research interests. If you want mass-marketable experience in 
Windoze, avoid the big-name schools, which tend to treat Windows with 
the respect is deserves. (At Stanford, despite having a very nice Paul 
Allen Center for Integrated Systems and a posh new Bill Gates 
Information Sciences building, all instruction is done in Think C or