Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by azz at 2005-12-31 12:03
Creative Commons accepts a $25k donation from Microsoft.
Shame; I was starting to like them.
Posted by azz at 2005-12-31 12:00
"Instead what I'd like to claim is that Java is not, generally, a hard enough programming language that it can be used to discriminate between great programmers and mediocre programmers."
Joel Spolsky complains -- quite rightly -- about the dumbing-down of CS curricula.
While I agree entirely with what he's got to say, he somewhat misses the point of why we've got this problem (in the UK at least); CS departments have been told to up their acceptance rates...