Yes it's convenient, but that's not the same as mandatory.
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Posted May 1, 2014 21:27 UTC (Thu) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
> If you need class time, please walk away.
so this wasn't about the class time anymore (I was asserting that class time may be the only time you have access to tools). For a *class*, sure a network isn't necessary, but for self-teaching at home, I'd think it'd be more beneficial than a book these days (hell, there are online books that are better than dead-tree books).
Posted May 1, 2014 21:38 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
While I agree that Internet access (and the ability to search for answers) is very handy, I disagree that it's a requirement for someone at home to learn programming.
I know that if it was mandatory, I would never have learned ;-)
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