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Comment Re:Holy Hyperbole, Batman! (Score 1) 266

In my job I need to know a significant amount of math, understand data structures and object oriented programming, and implement complex algorithms. Most liberal arts majors would be lost. There may be some programs where the user interface is the most important thing. A liberal arts major could be good at that. Even user interface design requires significant attention to detail to handle input errors.

Comment Re:Hero worship comes in all sizes (Score 1) 273

I think the thing that really gave Microsoft the lead over Apple, is that an old computer truism got turned on its head. That was, that you make the most money by selling mass produced hardware instead of software that has to be customized for a specific customer. With the advent of the personal computer you could write one word processing program and sell ten million copies. Apple was the only provider of MacIntosh computers while multiple companies produced Windows compatible computers at bargain prices.

Comment Re:Today's computer science corriculum is practica (Score 4, Informative) 154

I am a recently retired software developer who specialized in scientific, engineering, and image processing applications. I must have been considered pretty good because I kept getting significant raises and I retired with a net worth of over a million dollars. I do not know what a netmask is.

Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?