RE: National Sign-On Letter to House on H-1Bs, U.S. Immigration

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From: Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 09:37:38 PDT

> I have been direct peers with people much more educated than me
> for most of my career, and have very rarely paid a price. Since
> I'm pretty plainly an idiot, what this says to me is that craft
> training is at least as productive as education.

I agree. I know a number of people that don't have CS degrees that
have one or more of the following:

  1) Great problem-solving skills.
  2) Lot's of experience
  3) Indoctrination by masters.

Quite often these are arts majors, chemists, physicists. These
people are all possibly short on theory, but long on the practise.
I'd take these folk over a CS major 9 times out of 10.

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