One must attack the essence. [Brooks95]
OMG, that is an awesome sentence. I love it. I can't think of anything better right now, it might be that I'm re-reading The Mythical Man-Month. btw, re-reading is good. I initially read man-month such a long time ago, before really having industry experience. now it makes so much more sense.
okay, so two ideas popped into my head when i read that. here they are
- be smart and get things done [Spolosky]
- Tom, this is management [DeMarco, Lister]
- Don't Live with Broken Windows [Hunt, Thomas]
- Make your code so good that you don't need comments, and then comment it to make it even better.[McConnell]
have more? send them to me. I want to know the author and the book so i can read it too!
anyway.. let me think about this a little more (sleep on it) and hopefully i have something more intelligent to say about it.
some links from the paper
all of the links are interesting, you should read them.
2050 is important; something that i'd like to know more about. we need action now, because change is slow.
As it is, the percentage of bachelor's degrees in computer science awarded to women fell from 37 percent in 1985 to just 22 percent in 2005, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, even as women made gains in other science and math-based fields.
haha. that sucks.
BAE Systems works to fill as many positions from within the state as possible, Aldinger said, which can be difficult even with salaries that exceed $80,000 annually. Thirty-one of Aldinger's 74 identification and surveillance group employees graduated from the University of Hawaii.
"UH is a major target for us and we work collaboratively with them on many, many engineering programs," he said. "Our view is we are creating a center of technological skills that truly can separate Hawaii for this kind of work nationally and internationally."
Peter Crouch, dean of the University of Hawaii College of Engineering, said the school works to place students with BAE Systems as well as defense contractors Northrop Grumman Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp., who also have a presence in Hawaii.
"Some of our students have gone on to do very well at BAE," Crouch said. "We like to work with companies that have a lot of UH alums."
one day, hopefully the ics department (or hopefully one day college) will also be part of this sort of paragraph. hopefully.