Over at opensource.com, Greg DeKoenigsberg looks
at a blog posting
from Mark Guzdial, chairman of the ACM education board. Guzdial argues that commercial software development is somehow better for students, with some rather poor arguments that DeKoenigsberg deconstructs: "First, let's talk about breadth of opportunity. Mark seems to assume that every student developer has the opportunity to engage in commercial development. This is demonstrably untrue. It may be true that an elite school like Georgia Tech provides these kinds of opportunities to most of their [computing] students — but what about everywhere else? For that matter, what about the kids at Georgia Tech who, for whatever reason, don't make the cut?
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