basically he says:
JavaSchools are not operating in a vacuum: they're dumbing down their curriculum because they think it's the only way to keep CS students. The real problem is that these schools are not doing anything positive to attract the kids who are really interesting in programming, not computer science. ... It would be a huge magnet to the talented high school kids who love programming, but can't get excited about proving theorums.
woah.. i can't believe he just said that. that sounds like trade schools to me.
i can't believe that we've come to that approach. while i think its good that we have programmers, i value things like critical thinking, research abilities, having broad area of knowledge, etc. bottom line is that being a software engineer is much more than writing code. being a great developer requires more knowledge than just knowing how to write code.
does the industry really just want programmers?
anyway... i'm a little confused about his post.