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Where Do All of the Old Programmers Go?

DoubleWhopper Re:Simple. (799 comments)

Learning is not about memorizing lots of trivia. It is about filtering important info from the huge volume of crap and trivia.


This makes me want to put gold stars all over your post... but that would really screw up my LCD.

This is the most truthful and realistic statement I have ever read on Slashdot. Unfortunately, it is also perhaps the most ignored that I have ever encountered in my employment history. I've been passed over for jobs because I didn't have the trivia memorized (not in IT/CS field, though... I'm back in school for that now). It makes no difference to the ignorant horde of managers that you know where to find the information, or even that you can find the information, but you must have a mind full of the useless at the expense of creativity and the ability to actually solve a problem.

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