[plt-scheme] Last year students...

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Fri Apr 21 10:09:35 EDT 2006

Paulo J. Matos <pocmatos at gmail.com> wrote at 2006-04-21T13:00:49+0100:
> "Nothing? I asked astonished? So you're have never been interested in
> participating in an open source project or develop some personal
> project on your own apart from college software projects?"
> Nope... Their answer was No!

Three theories/comments:

  1. Smart and driven students who in the past might've focused solely
     on CS might now be spending their free time loading up on biology

  2. There are always a handful of students who do discretionary coding,
     but I suspect it hasn't been the norm among CS students for

  3. Computers provide a more interesting as a user experience than they
     used to.  You can "surf" the multimedia Web, pirate MP3s, write in
     your blog, and play 3D MMORPGs all day.  Used to be, you could only
     browse netnews for so long before you had to code something just to
     break the monotony.


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