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    Re: yet another tale from the front-lines of an ivy league university
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2011 Oct 23, 12:14 -0700

    John H.,

    This discussion reminds me of something Richard Feynman said about undergrads being able to recite by memory from text books with absolutely no understanding of the material. I believe it was this book:


    I think more field, lab, and internship work at the high school level might help some. What you mentioned about pointy (new slang to me) also seems to apply beyond college in industry. The problem with being exceptionally skilled at only one thing is that once this skill is replaced by a robot, computer, or outsourcing then the uniquely skilled individual gets to start all over from the bottom. Not a very efficient or flexible use of human resource.

    Greg Rudzinski
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