[Edu-sig] Low Enrollments

Kirby Urner urnerk at qwest.net
Sat Oct 15 20:30:54 CEST 2005

> I am hoping that *that* is the role that .Net ends up playing.

Sounds like you're praying for a very expensive train wreck.  

Just to make education better?  Pretty high price tag.

If .NET is slated to go down the tubes, then kiss good-bye your online
eticketing and ebanking sites that use it (many already do, more will).  

Do you have any strong feelings about J2EE?  We should teach Sun's Java

> And by wrong technology, it doesn't mean that the technology is wrong.
> Just means that there end up being forces beyond their control (there 
> still are a few things like that ;)) that ending up working against its 
> acceptance.

That'd be bad for Python, given its great promise as a key dynamic language
in upcoming Novell distros, as part of the GNOME desktop, and running atop

> When the French revolutionists sort to decimalize time, they had both
> absolute power and a good deal of logic on their side.  And failed
> nonetheless.
> Art

Decimal time is not unfamiliar in many technical applications.  A common
mistake is to think either/or.  Not "astronomical OR atomic time" -- we can
have both standards in play.[2]


[1] http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS7372554664.html

[2] http://worldgame.blogspot.com/2005/09/wanderers-200597.html

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