Re: consolidation of multiple rows
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:31:42 -0700
Jerry Stuckle wrote:
>> Teaching at university I hear this argument all the time ... from >> those who haven't a degree. I'll grant you don't seem to be part of >> that crowd ... but I'll still respectfully disagree.
> Yes, universities always were good at teaching irrelevant information
> and then testing on it.
You have never taken my class and I do appreciate the quick way in which you have gone from name calling ... Morgan is narrow/small minded ... to commenting on that of which you have zero knowledge.
> Try doing like I do - teach C, C++, Java, etc. in one week. That's 5
> straight days, 7.5 - 8.0 hours per day, no homework. And at the end
> have students who can write code.
>> I've no doubt someone could, in theory, be a physics genius without >> knowing the names Newton and Einstein. But I suspect you will agree >> that the chances are about the same as winning the lottery.
> Of course. Knowing who Einstein or Newton were has nothing to do with
> learning physics.
That is utter and complete nonsense and you won't find a physics prof. on the planet who would agree with you.
>> I am not impressed by arguments that go "well it is true for everyone >> else but it doesn't relate to us."
> I'm not at all impressed by your arguments.
If you think I am trying to impress you, or even writing this in the hope of changing your mind you are engaged in a serious misunderstanding of my posts.
-- Daniel A. Morgan Oracle Ace Director & Instructor University of Washington damorgan_at_x.washington.edu (replace x with u to respond) Puget Sound Oracle Users Group www.psoug.orgReceived on Mon Mar 10 2008 - 12:31:42 CDT