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Sun 2 Jan 2005, 10:59 PM
Joel Spolsky has a great piece out called Advice for Computer Science College Students.  Very good stuff, centered on Joel's Seven Pieces of Free Advice (quoted below), and I agree strongly with six of them:
  1. Learn how to write before graduating. 
  2. Learn C before graduating. 
  3. Learn microeconomics before graduating. 
  4. Don't blow off non-CS classes just because they're boring. 
  5. Take programming-intensive courses. 
  6. Stop worrying about all the jobs going to India. 
  7. No matter what you do, get a good summer internship.

Read the whole essay, because it is worth it (as Joel's writing usually is), but think about which of the seven I might disagree with.  Do you agree with all seven?

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