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The most sympathetic interpretation of why CS departments are so enthusiastic
to dumb down their classes is that it leaves them more time to teach actual CS
concepts, if they don't need to spend two whole lectures unconfusing students
about the difference between, say, a Java int and an Integer. Well, if that's
the case, 6.001 has the perfect answer for you: Scheme, a teaching language so
simple that the entire language can be taught to bright students in about ten
minutes; then you can spend the rest of the semester on fixed points.
Feh.

I'm going back to ones and zeros.

(You had ones? Lucky bastard! All we got were zeros.)

Joel Spolsky, "The Perils of JavaSchools"
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/ThePerilsofJavaSchools.html



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