A million monkeys, a million typewriters. A situation theoretically that could produce the works of Shakespeare, given time.
What were they thinking when they wrote those recommended guidelines for hours to spend on the course? One has to wonder, don't you? I've worked like a gibbon at a typewriter doing everything from Lisp to Godel, right up to today with Human Computer Interaction. There's no way it's explained to us that we'll be doing the amount we did, and for as little reward.
I guess it just enrages me that I spent two and three quarter weeks of solid time with my friend on the databases project for what, fifteen percent? Half-hour in the lab earned us that when it came to the test, and even then many felt the test was harsh so early on. Then theres all these other bits, each with so little reward that it makes you wonder if really, it was worth just saying damn the lot of it and preparing properly for your exams like every other person on every other degree seemed to be doing.
The department of computer science were practically the only ones in the library today. We owned level three, there were groups on level 4, there were more of us on level 2 than other people too, kings of a ghost town. Everyone else was off doing what they should be, revising.
Oh, but don't forget, we had those extra five free hours during revision week. Oh lord, we're saved.
*Slumps back to his typewriter*
To be, or not Toby.