Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Jan 15 17:41:04 CST 2021

>> There are some flaws in our educational system.
>> Such as directing learning so rigidly that students are discouraged from 
>> exploring.

On Fri, 15 Jan 2021, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> Even worse when they are told specifically to "not waste time" learning
> things like APL or COBOL.

THAT is truly criminal.

A viewpoint opposed to mine:
"The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be 
regarded as a criminal offense."  - Edsger Dijkstra

Choosing to learn it, or APL, etc. is an admirable educational exercise.

A tangential recreational educational exploration is NEVER a "waste of 

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at xenosoft.com

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