[rescue] VirtualBox anecdotes
rjtoegel at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 18:29:54 CDT 2015
Why does you last paragraph remind me of my job in the education business?
On Jun 22, 2015, at 17:52, Phil Stracchino <phils at caerllewys.net> wrote:
> On 06/22/15 16:55, bill at bdoserr.com wrote:
>> Now just a cotton pickin' minute thar!
>> When I went for my MBA (Wharton, 1973), before I could even start my
>> first semester I had to take a 2 week Fortran course. Mandatory, not an
>> option. Even for marketing majors (I was finance.) I imagine they
>> require Python now. Admittedly there are lots of schools out there
>> offering quickie MBAs; some only 1 year on weekends. My oldest daughter
>> is about to start a 2 year, weekend only, MBA at Arizona State. I'll be
>> interested to see what they require.
> I'll spare you the full rant about the Harvard School of Business. I
> suspect your MBA pre-dates the bottom-line management theory. Suffice
> it to say that MBA programs based on the Harvard School's model seem to
> turn out people who, frankly, all too commonly, are taught to plunder
> companies and destroy long-term market viability to maximize the
> short-term profit of the shareholders. Next quarter? That's next
> quarter's problem. Next *year*? That'll be somebody *else's* problem.
>> As for computer illiterate users, when I retired, I then became the
>> (volunteer) network support/sysadmin/CTO for our local professional
>> theater company for five years. That was another world. Fun, but I have
>> managed to purge my mind of the frustrating conversations that ensued.
> *You* volunteered and had an interest in learning. You *wanted* to
> I have to interact with a depressingly large number of people who not
> only do not understand, they do not WANT to understand. They consider
> technical knowledge beneath them. They have people for that. They are
> *management*. They are *executives*. And yet they consider themselves
> qualified to make the high-level decisions that people who actually
> understand the subject will then have to somehow implement, whether it
> makes any kind of sense or not.
> Phil Stracchino
> Babylon Communications
> phils at caerllewys.net
> phil at co.ordinate.org
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