Re: SOC: Social Contract Education (Was: More Green Party)

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Mon Jul 03 2000 - 01:14:37 MDT

Scott Badger <> wrote:
>I agree wholeheartedly Max. Especially about logic and
>critical thinking not being systematically offered in
>the public school systems. I have asked many
>administrators why this is so and they simply shrug
>their shoulders.

When I consulted for a Florida University Computer Science
department, I recommended that they teach typing to their computer
science majors. I found PhD students in Computer Science hunting and
pecking their code into the computer. I documented that their
lines-per-code was limited by their input speed, not their coding
speed. I was told that typing was not academic enough to qualify as
a course for this particular university.

Harvey Newstrom <>
IBM Certified Senior Security Consultant and Legal Hacker.
Engineer, Research Scientist, Public Speaker and Author.
Extropy Institute Benefactor since the last millennium.

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