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Comment Re:There are people who want to learn and not go t (Score 1) 145

For people that have a good experience in college, the piece of paper means very little.

I didn't take college that seriously at first, and I almost flunked out, (but I did barely squeak by after I started doing better my later years).

But like the OP said, college is just as much (if not more) about what you learn outside the classroom. It's about shaping your mind to critically evaluate things, learning social skills, learning teamwork, teaching yourself how to function independently, etc.

I have no doubt of the fact that I would be gainfully employed even if I had flunked out given the magnitude to which those other learning experiences have impacted my life for the positive.

Comment Re:What the hell? (Score 1) 464

In an office, you might have a problem when the cleaning person tries to empty it. However, no worries since Apple products aren't often found in offices that can afford a cleaning person.

I see just as many Macs as PCs at my company and we have multiple cleaning people that clean every day.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead