This is a discussion on Is anyone ever a computer scientist outside of college? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by @nthony LOL, this is anecdotally true in so many cases I've seen. Except I'd go one step ...
Depends what "smart" means, though. I suspect people are using that word with different meanings.
I know an older guy with an engineering degree who chose to start a comp sci-degree because, "I don't want to be doing this for the rest of my life" lol.
In regards to what @nthony said:
I guess that's why at my school the IT school is actually part of the Business college
When it comes to Engineering -> Comp Sci.....i'd say it is somewhat true...but not as true as the Comp Sci -> IT -> Business thing. i wouldn't say it is true enough to make it a generalization (like the others), although I have seen some cases of it happening.
In my particular case...I am fascinated by many aspects of EE and CE, and I hope to take more courses in those subject areas.
"Circular logic is good because it is."
My uncle is a programmer and works as an IT manager in a quite large company and has no papers whatsoever.
"The Internet treats censorship as damage and routes around it." - John Gilmore
I have to agree with Brewbuck... you seem to have a grudge against IT majors (and also apparently Literature and Fashion Design majors), but in my opinion, a successful person in any of the above fields is just as well accomplished as the other. Just because many CS majors fall back on IT, it doesn't mean they were too dumb to handle it... it's just not what they were looking for.
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In the United States you need to have a special license to become a computer scientist, and therefore because this is regulated by the Federal Government you must have an ABET certified Computer Science degree.
Wow, you guys are gay.and you think there are a ton of physicists out there that would make good fashion designers?
I'm not immature, I'm refined in the opposite direction.
queatrix, is that you?