The problem isn't always the fact that ad-hoc support sites are used in place of documentation, but that ad-hoc support sites change while most documentation never does. There are two factors against documentation: First, these forum websites are updated regularly and so are indexed more readily; Second, software/programming documentation sites are filled with dying documents. Even MSDN is a dying resource. As soon as the next iteration of
If people cared about their product a little more, maybe they'd make an effort to keep their documentation alive and in shape so sites like stackoverflow would become obsolete, at least to real programmers who don't just use documentation like it were Play-Doh.
The value of CS is that it teaches you good theory and technique about how best to solve problems using computers. After getting my CS degree, I continue to surprise myself with how much better I understood and programmed in comparison to people who tool lesser tracks. Learning the languages is really cake once you understand a few of them.
What I did find was that my degree didn't teach me immediately marketable skills. So I crammed my electives full of telecommunication classes on topics like Unix administration, web development, and database management. That would be my advice to you. If you're in a theory-based CS program, and even in certain application-based programs, use your free electives to take some classes that make you immediately sellable.
The CS degree will help keep your education useful far longer than a telecommunications degree and your immediate skills will shoe you in the door right out of college. You'll get your web development job, you'll get sick of web development, and you'll have a CS degree to lean back on when you are fed up with that track.
"Currently, plans are underway for a reburial ceremony for the remains."
Well yeah, but where? Back under the parking lot where he's been resting comfortably for centuries? Another outlying low-key area where he'll be lost again until the 28th century?
Thought you'd like to know the half dollar has been in existence for hundreds of years, Half dollar coin. What doesn't make sense is that they're the largest coin of the bunch, and I mean HUGE. Also, the new dollar coins I have look pretty good, and they're a different size than the quarter, Presidential dollar coins.
I would be worried what would happen if we made a move like this. There would be a lot of churn during a transition like this from old bills to new bills.
*puts on sunglasses*