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Topic: Is teaching a "decent job"?
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T Block

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Registered: 12/8/04
Re: Is teaching a "decent job"?
Posted: Aug 2, 2001 2:48 PM
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Well, my point was that you can go to where the action 'is'.

Defense/aerospace industry in the 60's, micro-processors in the 80's,
database/ERP software in the 90's, and so on.

Also there is the insurance industry and the financial industry. You know
about actuaries but have you thought about the world of financial
derivatives ?

So the math person is either someone who wants the action or is not.

But consider Silicon Valley. Junior college drop-outs with ties to rich
families get venture capital funding, become technology icons, and then run
over to Stanford and hire all the professors. (And then no-one can
understand the help files !).

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