[Gridflow-dev] ping (fwd)

Tom Schouten doelie at zzz.kotnet.org
Fri Sep 17 09:16:09 EDT 2004

> > this is funny. i actually planned to do that. i sent an email to the
> > professor teaching the course and he gave me the advice not to. maybe
> > because i started about forth explaining him what i wanted to do (i
> > still need to build a compiler for libtile). no point in teaching comp
> > sci to forthers haha.
> The fact is it's much more difficult to teach your personal ways to a
> student who's also already got personal ways. Teachers prefer teaching to
> blank slates as much as possible, because that way they don't have their
> opinions challenged in the classroom. And then, if the topic is unlikely
> to be further encountered by the students, the prof is also unaccountable
> because the students are unlikely to later complain about the quality of
> the opinions he had.

> So, the teacher gave you the advice not to take the course, but he didn't
> explain why?

that it wouldn't teach me much. but i doubt that.

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