Re: Advancements in Technology and the Impact on Higher Education

Lloyd Wood (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 17:33:13 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 27 Apr 1998, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:

> > Unfortunately, the PhD is increasingly being seen the same way, as
> > just another hoop to get through. The object becomes the generation of
> > material considered suitable for PhD assessment, rather than
> > documenting original contributions.
> Sun Microsystems Chief Scientists, John Gage and Bill Joy, would
> disagree with you.

That looks like

to me. It's the usual unsubstantiated wired hype.

> Haven't you
> ever wondered whatever happened to those people who were passed
> up through the grades just to get rid of them? Ones that were
> given, even B.S.'s in computer science? Where do you think those
> people are now?

Working at Sun.

They're the 90% of Sun employees who don't know who Bill Joy is.


this is the result of paying for your education.