[python-uk] Coding "Bootcamps"

Michael sparks.m at gmail.com
Wed May 18 11:31:54 EDT 2016


On 18 May 2016 at 16:11, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:

> On 18 May 2016 at 15:52, Zeth <theology at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My degrees are in econometrics and theology, and I also somehow found
> > myself making a living from writing code. I know theology is much more
> > practical than philosophy but I am sure the same logic applies*
>
> There was a great Tim Ferriss podcast where he interviewed Alain de
> Boton about what philosophy is and whether it's useful.  From memory,
> Alain said something like  "If you can ONLY do it in a university and
> there are no jobs in the outside world, that's a sign that your
> profession has gone off the rails somewhere...".
>

Of course, HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy does have an excellent piece on
the employment rights, wherefores protecting philosophers' jobs, as
described by the Philosophers' workers union.


Michael
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