Do You Give Out a Study Guide?
Hmm. The textbook simplifies a vast amount of material, then I simplify it more in lecture. Then you want me to extract the most important ten per cent of that and put it on a study guide, so if you know most of it you can get an A.
So what you're saying is the cutoff grade for an A should be 10%, right?
An acerbic wit and also a university professor?
I'm surprised he's lasted this long.
I remember a few years ago talking to a friend of mine about the decline of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at FAU and I was told, point blank (since this friend worked in the department) that the department intentionally dumbed down the courses because too many students were complaining about the difficulty of the course, and the non-industry slant (I think they were teaching C at the time when C++ and Java were hot) of the courses (my response was, “What? They expect a university to be a trade school?”).
I'm still waiting for the day when people remember that an education is a priviledge and not a right.
Smirk approached me at The Office. “Sean,” he said. “I'm thinking of starting a company blog.”
“Really?” I said. “A company blog?”
“Yes, J started one,” said Smirk. J owns the other company we share the Data Center with. “and he's using it to drive traffic to his company website.”
“So it's a marketing device,” I said.
“Yup. J said it's working too.”
“So who will have access to write on the company blog?”
“Well,” he said. “You. You know how you write what's going on with The Company?”
“You'll do that, only with a more positive spin, and you'll have to be careful about what you say.”
So there may be a Company Blog Real Soon Now.