Re: Worthless Tech Comm Degrees

Subject: Re: Worthless Tech Comm Degrees
From: Pam Naumann <pnaumann -at- idirect -dot- com>
To: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 14:34:43 -0500

Hey, Andrew:

If you HAVE the hammer and the nails, all you have to do is whack
yourself on the thumb with the trusty hammer a few times, and you'll
learn pretty quickly how to nail the boards together!


At Thursday, 23 March 2000, Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

>I saw this in a recent thread. I am NOT slamming the poster, but
tech comm
>degrees in general.
>> When I did my tech comm degree, we were taught about concepts
>> (white space, fonts, page layout, usability, etc.)
>And they probably didn't spend 1/100th of a second actually teaching
>useful like how a network works, what inheritance is, or how to
break down a
>complex design into component pieces. Basically, tech comm degrees
teach you
>how to hold a hammer, what a nail is, and how a house should look
- but not how
>to nail boards together. So when you get out on the construction
site, you can
>pontificate for hours about how you need better nails and more appropriate
>hammers, but you lack the skill to actually USE those tools effectively.

etc. snipped.

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