I am going to resist and not memorize anything I can get my hands on in less than 10 seconds with a Google search or textbook lookup. I am going to resist and try to see more in computer science than a bunch of algorithms and formulas. I am going to try and see this as a form of art. I am going to prove where things can go once we stop evaluating people based on how fast they can code, how careful they are or how much they can dump in their memory. This industry needs change.
My student wrote this blog. He came into the program as a multi-dimensional, highly skilled and multi-talented human being. I can't take any credit.
He ends his article with this:
Poems, everybody! We need poems, no less:
(And, yes, the link to "Another Brick in the Wall" is his.)
Meanwhile, another one of my students told me to keep poetry out of the class. His exact words were, "Poetry offends masculinity." I should get those two into a debate.