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Old 06-30-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Except Brown and Cornell among others, which boast excellent computer science departments.
I take it that's what and where you studied?
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Dudes in brown flip-flops
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I take it that's what and where you studied?
No, ILD was just casting doubt on your generalization that there are few Ivy League/elite school grads working in the IT field here. I suppose it depends on your definition of an elite school, but I'm not sure where your statement is coming from.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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I am an Ivy League graduate with advanced degrees. I lived all over the world. But I have no problems going pheasant hunting with someone with only a high school diploma and has never lived elsewhere.
Pheasant hunting? A real man of the people. Of course you'd bring your Beretta 12 guage and spaniels right?

You didn't advise the Kerry campaign by chance?

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Old 06-30-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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No, ILD was just casting doubt on your generalization that there are few Ivy League/elite school grads working in the IT field here. I suppose it depends on your definition of an elite school, but I'm not sure where your statement is coming from.
I don't believe I used the term "elite school" as that would encompass other institutions with excellent computer science or electrical engineering programs. Ivies aren't really known for pumping out IT folk.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Maybe. It might also be a matter of age. It might be that bragging about the schools you attended is more common in your 20s (and again in your 40s when your kids are looking at schools). Or maybe I just haven't happened to get into those sorts of conversations with my neighbors. Who knows. I talk a lot about gardening, the senior center, and volunteering for the fire department--not exactly topics where stories about college days are likely to come up. Maybe that's why.
Your neighbors are definitely not Ivy Leaguers then. Otherwise they would be saying (using the above as examples) "oh yes, that kind of plant grew outside my dorm at Princeton" or "I know what you mean, I volunteered at the senior center while at Harvard" or "Did I ever tell you about the time the entire fire department raced to campus when I accidentally set off the smoke alarm at Yale."

Yes I know I exaggerate. But not by much ...
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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I don't believe I used the term "elite school" as that would encompass other institutions with excellent computer science or electrical engineering programs. Ivies aren't really known for pumping out IT folk.
Just a possible idea...while perhaps not "Ivy" status per se, maybe MIT would at least qualify as an "elite" IT-based school?
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Your neighbors are definitely not Ivy Leaguers then. Otherwise they would be saying (using the above as examples) "oh yes, that kind of plant grew outside my dorm at Princeton" or "I know what you mean, I volunteered at the senior center while at Harvard" or "Did I ever tell you about the time the entire fire department raced to campus when I accidentally set off the smoke alarm at Yale."

Yes I know I exaggerate. But not by much ...
LOL, you might be right about that...

Whenever I hear someone talking like that it makes me think of Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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Just a possible idea...while perhaps not "Ivy" status per se, maybe MIT would at least qualify as an "elite" IT-based school?
As would Cal, Stanfurd, and Michigan. Which is why I only said "Ivies".
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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This is my guide for learning the proper way to behave and think, I recommend it highly Stuff White People Like. That way we all can be sure we will be accepted in polite society whether boho or bobo.
That is a riot!

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Actually Normie's interpretation of what I said was spot on. Suggest you go back and re-read it. I don't use the term "boho" so would hardly have confused the two. I believe that was a Tom Wolfe label from the 70s that I've not heard in years and had frankly forgotten. However, thank you for reminding me of him. Perhaps I'll need to go back and re-read my "Electric Kool Aid Acid Test". He was 100 times funnier and more perceptive than Brooks.
I agree that Wolfe is funny. But there is a reason why he's funnier -- his work is fictional! He can make it as funny as he would like. Brooks has to work with that pesky little thing called reality. There is only so much you can stretch the narrative with that.

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I take it that's what and where you studied?
Wrong.

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No, ILD was just casting doubt on your generalization that there are few Ivy League/elite school grads working in the IT field here. I suppose it depends on your definition of an elite school, but I'm not sure where your statement is coming from.
Yes.

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Pheasant hunting? A real man of the people. Of course you'd bring your Beretta 12 guage and spaniels right?

You didn't advise the Kerry campaign by chance?
You are completely off base. My current favorite pol is Bobby Jindal. My favorite local activist organization is VCDL.

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I don't believe I used the term "elite school" as that would encompass other institutions with excellent computer science or electrical engineering programs. Ivies aren't really known for pumping out IT folk.
Some Ivies aren't. Brown and Cornell have excellent computer science departments. I personally know quite a few folks from those two programs at both Microsoft and Google, just for starters. And while MIT is strictly not Ivy League, it is an honorary member of sorts (voluntarily follows some Ivy League protocol -- but I am not sure of the exact arrangement).

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Just a possible idea...while perhaps not "Ivy" status per se, maybe MIT would at least qualify as an "elite" IT-based school?
See above. But these schools don't teach "IT" -- they teach "computer science"!
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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You are completely off base. My current favorite pol is Bobby Jindal.
Does he hunt pheasant with hoi polloi too?
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