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What Passes For Computer Science These Days? [Pic]

Hits: 12141 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Technology | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 531 Posts
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:50:23 PM
yea same here lol

people are going to be in for a rude awakening if they go to college/university for a computer science degree using these books :P

Male, 18-29, Canada
 145 Posts
Saturday, July 07, 2012 7:10:46 PM
I get that some people have no idea what they're dong with computers, but to call THAT Computer Science is just absurd.

It's like claiming a book about throwing frisbees is "Aerodynamics".

Male, 18-29, Europe
 38 Posts
Saturday, July 07, 2012 11:39:17 AM
This makes me embarrassed to have a comp sci degree

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29224 Posts
Saturday, July 07, 2012 7:25:14 AM
Manga for Dummies... it exists!
Hentai for Dummies... amazingly does not! lolz!

It's true, these books are intended for the absolute beginners, not "rocket surgeons" like every IABer seems to be.

What is more foolish: to ask a stupid question or to remain silently ignorent?

Female, 30-39, Europe
 2596 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 11:41:26 PM
<old joke>

There are no stupid questions, but there are plenty of inquisitive idiots.

</old joke>

I've no clue about the mechanics of using Facebook myself, since I don't use it and I've no desire to. And I'm only vaguely aware of some of the other topics like Spotify and Pinterest too.

When I was just starting out my company some years ago, to get some cash flow I used to supplement my income by teaching a basic computer skills course to complete novices of all ages that had no idea about technology. You'd tell them to move the mouse over to the left of the screen, and they'd physically pick it up off the desk and place it on the left hand side of their keyboard. There's a difference between being merely without knowledge, and being actually dumb. Most of them weren't stupid people, they just didn't have some basic knowledge they were going to need yet.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 9:14:28 PM
With so many people can't spell their own names these books must sell really well. I, on the other hand, am self taught from Dos 1 to Win 8. Didn't need no book for dummies . . .

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3268 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 5:38:11 PM
LOL, no, that doesn't work in real computer world heh

Male, 50-59, Europe
 5843 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 5:03:17 PM
Hah!Dummies for Dummies

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2613 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 4:24:16 PM
I don't want to love on this planet anymore.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 594 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 3:10:55 PM
WTF?!?!?!? In my Day , oh who cares and a waste of time to give a Dmn.

Female, 18-29, Canada
 1521 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 1:29:06 PM
Farmville for Dummies? really? /slitswrists

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 232 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:52:20 PM
its sad the windows 7 book is smaller than the rest.

Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:52:09 PM
duh, thats why its for dummies, only dummies buy these

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2350 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:48:06 PM
wordpress for dummies is actually pretty useful if you are building a website and of course if you are using wordpress.

btw, was there a joke in this post somewhere?

Male, 30-39, Western US
 5751 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:44:49 PM
Wordpress can get really in-depth. You can build full custom sites on top of it turning it into a content management system. Replace that with "Farmville for Dummies", which exists.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 204 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:41:22 PM
damn, knew I should have majored in computer science!

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2145 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:36:36 PM
Hush, I'm nearly done with "I Am Bored for Dummies."

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2686 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:26:48 PM
Link: What Passes For Computer Science These Days? [Pic] [Rate Link] - How do you fill entire books with content for these titles?

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