Radiation (was: <Silly>: Help with question about web page

From: Rob O'Donnell <classiccmp.org_at_irrelevant.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: Fri Aug 20 15:55:06 2004

At 00:15 20/08/2004, Tony Duell wrote:

>My experience suggests that people are naturally curious about things,
>but that schools are designed to remove that curiosity. Fortunately it
>didn't work in my case :-). I learnt almost nothing at school --
>everything I now use I taught myself (thankfully, from books that were a
>lot more advanced than th eaverage school textbook).

I must agree totally. The only things school contributed to my career path
was the TRS-80 Model 1's we were allowed to book time on at lunchtime and
after school. [I never did find out if there was actually a class that
used them.] I'd previously been doing electronics as a hobby, this shifted
me into computing (with an electronics bent - I was quite happy to build up
a ZX81 kit, etc) My skills ever since have been totally self-taught, and I
think they are better for it. (Just makes it harder to find a new job when
I can't show them pretty pieces of paper..)

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