I had the pleasure of
interviewing a recent college graduate the other day. While he was one of the
smartest kids I’ve met in some time, I was utterly shocked at how many holes
where in his formal education. What is even more disheartening is that I have
also learned that his experience is very much the norm.
What struck me the
most was how anti-Microsoft he was (the entire college world for the matter). Is
every professor looking to turn out a legion of Microsoft haters to go fight
to “good fight”? With 90+% of the world running Windows, this is quite a
disservice to their students. The fact is, there are not a lot of Linux
development positions out there for these kids. And Open Source doesn’t
put much food on the table.