Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • I had similar school experiences, as did many of the people
    that are now my friends. I think the experience of school
    actively damaged my ability to deal with people.

    I like to call it the "prison model".

    I would have been way better off just hanging out with a
    skilled programmer for a few years in my teens, and reading
    on my own about other stuff. Particularly given that the
    version of history presented in US public schools is rather,
    um, selective and often just wrong.

    • Graham compares it to prison in his essay [paulgraham.com], too.

      As to history, well, I think I can safely assume part of the reason why you think our version of history is wrong is because of your biases, though that's probably only part of it. Every subject in school, in my experience, is taught poorly. I actually had one very good history teacher in high school, and several bad ones. I learned a lot of good and correct things from the good one (it was selective, but only in the sense that it is necessary, given certai
    • I would have been way better off just hanging out with a skilled programmer for a few years in my teens, and reading on my own about other stuff.

      I'm willing to go even further -- I'd have been better off if they'd just put me in prison for half that time, because then I'd have half the time I wasted there back.

      Of course, I'm starting to get the impression that my school was a 1 on a scale of 1-10, a shithole out of a plethora of shitholes. Not the Worst School Ever, but definately in the bottom 50 or so

      --

      ------------------------------
      You are what you think.