posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 01:12 AM
I laughed when I read the title of this thread and still am LOL
Formalized education is indoctrination in a system of can'ts. It's the only way to maintain the status quo and a sense of authoritarianism. That being
said, being fully applied or functional in a dysfunctional society is no measure of sanity or intelligence. Experience and your ability to adapt to
changing socioeconomic and technological topographies I think is a bit more important in the long run. After all, you can't kill a deer with an iPhone
or build a skyscraper with a toothpick, without some difficulty ;-)
So, experience for me, is 38 years of engineering, hardware/software development, network/security engineering and particle physics research. Some of
my positions were with the private sector but most involved governments, universities, think tanks or military/paramilitary groups. I prefer the jobs
where I am hands on, I'd rather do the "physical" work and see the finished product than just think about it and leave the hard work to someone else.
Oh yeah, formal education; two college level courses and a Phd (Hon) - long story.
Somebody mentioned libraries; ~1970 electronic data books (from 1980 through 2004), ~800 fiction, ~230 non-fiction and 42 original works from the
1800's to early 1900's.
I started with Gr. 12 drafting and am a firm believer that almost anyone can do anything they chose to do with motivation and willpower.
"A man's (person's) goals should always be further than their reach" as the quote goes...
Cheers - Dave
edit on 2/3.2011 by bobs_uruncle because: (no reason given)