This is even scarier if you have any familiarity with how most hospital records and/or IT departments are run.
Once you've factored in all the typical bullshit that surrounds your "$199 phone", you find that it probably is around $700 or more.
Sir Galahad: Look, let me go back in there and face the peril. Sir Lancelot: No, it's too perilous.
You'd be surprised at the number of hours you can dedicate while undergraduate. For a lot of students who have already been putting in 40+ hour weeks, the degree actually is just a formality. I know plenty of students who contributed very good work during their undergraduate years. Cared about enough that they were invited back after graduation to our company.
"Apple never releases anything until it actually works." -- Quote from an Apple fanboy Fanboys.....just a tip, never use the term "Never" or "Always" regarding your favorite toy. That goes for Android, Apple, Windows, Blackberry, whatever. These companies have people working for them. Some good, some great, some really suck at their jobs. They're all just people, not superheroes. Sometimes Apple fucks up. Sometimes Google does. Sometimes Microsoft does. It happens. Get over it. Your phone is just another finicky appliance no matter how shiny the bendable aluminum is.
I don't think it's a matter of intimidation. Quite the opposite. To some folks, "PhD in CompSci" means, "I didn't have the chops to get a programming job while getting my undergraduate degree so I just stayed in school." Yeah, harsh, but that's the feeling out there. Most really good programmers don't bother with higher degrees because they're employable from the get-go.
No, they didn't plan it optimally. They got broadsided by Android capturing 85+% of the market, a lot of that led by Samsung's charge into phablets. They knew they had a problem and they fixed it. No need for spin here. They did the right thing.
The S3 is a phablet? Who knew?
But if you're traveling, that means you're carrying an extra device and extra chargers.
...and kudos to them. I'll say it because lots of people are thinking it. Losing Steve Jobs may be the best thing to happen to Apple. This is the first generation of iPhone that I'm actually considering. I think it is about an "S" generation away from it being a good choice. Right now though, I won't be giving up my screen off/unplugged "OK Moto" function nor will I give up my programmed NFC tags.
An awful lot of those phones are going directly to resale. http://recode.net/2014/09/20/a...
I don't think a degree is necessary but a lot of everything in your work life depends more on where you intend to go from there. College can also give you skills in business, leadership, writing and negotiation skills. Those can be very helpful if you want to ever get out of the coding business or just want to expand your horizons outside of coding. The thing you find out quickly in this business is that there are a lot of coders, but fewer people who can organize requirements from customers, architect solutions to scale to enterprise level, negotiate a schedule for release, or even lead a group of programmers in a large scale project. Yes, even those things might not require a college degree, but if you don't have those skills to begin with, college can be a good place to acquire them.
Here's the thing. Part of the problem is that they're not really beating Chromebook on anything, just matching the price. I still am going to need to load an anti-virus program, still going to have to sit through a long startup, and still have to sit through Update Tuesday. Yeah, I know Chromebook isn't perfect, but for most of what I do, it's really good enough and with my Macbook covering the 10% of things I can't do with my Chromebook, I'm really not seeing the need for Windows at all. Office? Please. I've been using OpenOffice and/or Google Docs for the past 4 years and no one has even noticed a difference so long as I save to
No, I just stop visiting websites where trolls dominate the conversation (CNN, I'm looking at you).
Get a Moto G if you want a cheap-ass phone. Much better.