I visited Wentworth Institute of Technology www.wit.edu . I was there for a long time. A guy named Justin gave us a boring uninformative tour of the place. Afterwards I was able to talk with a guy from the computer science department. I realized that the guy and the entire computer science department had absolutely no clue or enthusiasm towards computer programming. I kept on asking him questions about programming and stuff, and most of them were really simple questions, but all of his responses were 'uhh, well you see we don't really do that here' or 'uhh, well, I don't really know' or he just plain said 'uhh'. One of the questions was about assembly programming, I asked him about how much of that they focused on, and he said that they only really did it just so that the students could have the experience of having done it at least once, and then he said that it made programs run faster, and then I asked him (with already knowing the answer) if it was possible to write assembly code that just plain didn't run fast because it was crap and he just said 'uhh, I don't know'. wtf this is a senior professor and he had no clue about the simplest questions.
This sucks, the computer science programs at the schools I can actually get accepted to seem so lame that I don't want to take them. I'm trying to decide if I should take computer engineering or electromechanical engineering or if I should just not go to school. the engineering programs are five years long and hard, and I dont' know if I really want to do it. But I mean honestly, I'm so unimpressed with the computer science programs at WIT and the University of Maine that I dont' think it would be worth going. I wouldn't be able to go to MIT or anything because my grades sucked, and I don't know if I'd even be able to handle all of the classes they offered even if I did get accepted.
and WIT is like five miles away from Harvard and MIT
I hate everyone.