Job skills [was Re: making the Python case to my dept.]

Michael Hudson mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Nov 7 01:10:24 CET 1999


"Gordon McMillan" <gmcm at hypernet.com> writes:

> Michael Hudson asks:
> 
> > "Thomas A. Bryan" <tbryan at python.net> writes:
> > 
> > > Do math majors or engineers learn their critical job skill's in
> > > their first classes?  
> > 
> > What are mathematicians' critical job skills? I'm curious, being
> > one, and not having being taught anything resembling a `critical
> > job skill' yet, and happy about it.
> 
> The ability to work long and hard on entirely meaningless 
> problems.
> 

Fair comment.

Cheers,
Michael




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