Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Nov 2006 18:54 UTC, submitted by Jimmy M
.NET (dotGNU too) "Microsoft is pushing Visual Basic 2005 Express as the best language for hobbyists and novices, and are offering it free of charge from the Microsoft Visual Basic Express website. Since the price is right, and I fall into the hobbyist category, I decided to give it a try. This review is intended for amateur programmers, students and hobbyists who are interested in programming their computers."
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RE[5]: .NET?
by TheMonoTone on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 04:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: .NET?"
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2006-01-01

I'll add to this and say that part of the problem is this huge "rush rush rush" mentality. People seem to just rush through school without bothering to understand the material, so of course it ends up beign useless. Especially for the mindless drone workers. Now on the other hand if you look at the people that have been successful in the sciences, often they are extremely interested in the field that they are working on. They don't simply memorize the material, they understand it, and understand it well. Likely if you feel a university level education is worthless your trying to be the drone worker, not really bothering to understand but mearly to memorize, possibly "cheating" your way through life that way.

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