Gradual School

A previous post got this comment:

You were in a gradual school?

I am guessing the commenter was “helping” me with my spelling which I do need in  general but in this case I was referring to:

Walt: Daddy what’s gradual school?
T. S. Garp: What?
Walt: Gradual school. Mommy say’s she teaches at gradual school.
T. S. Garp: Oh Gradual school is where you go to school and you gradually find out you don’t want to go to school anymore.

I learned many things at gradual school some of them are useful and some of them were learned in my CompSci classes.

Actually there were some good  things I learned in class, but none are more applicable to the job of being a programmer than this:

Never subtract two almost equal numbers and multiply the result by a really big number

Thanks Dr. Pizer.

This is without question the single most valuable programming thing I learned in class during the undisclosed amount of time I spent at UNC. If you remember this and can juggle clubs in pairs you got much of the value of a MS in CS.






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