Borklog: One entry

18 August 2003

Knowing-that vs knowing-how, along with content vs technique. I agree with the author that apprenticeship in the computer biz would be a great thing. That's fundamentally what I did, and I think that all new CS graduates entering the field (even those from Big Name Schools) should do a year or two of maintenance and support, mainly to find out how not to do things. That also avoids the problem of new MIT grads trying to re-write a legacy system in something trendy, and royally messing it up.