[SATLUG] [Fwd: San Antonio Open Source Research]
travis at subspacefield.org
Wed Dec 6 04:43:35 CST 2006
On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 08:55:29AM -0600, Justizin wrote:
> Sadly, like many organizations of the old economy, they pay people who
> can't afford college degrees very little, reinforcing the status quo.
> I was told by my interviewer that she did not understand much of what
> went on, but made twice as much as the people who do, even when they
> are twice her age.
I don't grok this. Are you implying that the interviewer had a degree
and the people who understood stuff don't, or...
> the low quality of higher education combined with a business climate
> that is unfriendly to self-educated individuals.
Well, the town is short on high-tech businesses and employees,
that's for sure. And low tech means; old fashioned. Traditional.
Conventional. Good old boys.
But honestly, for most high-tech needs, I find a broadband connection,
a credit card, a few computers, a clean apartment and air conditioning
make meatspace largely irrelevant... except for having someone to do
nerdy stuff with, and lack of a Fry's to go to when you have excess
cash. If only I could write code from home as a job and get paid
more than the cost of living in India... can't move to India, they
have enough people already.
"Cryptography is nothing more than a mathematical framework for
discussing various paranoid delusions." -- Don Alvarez
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