Are Undergrads, more valuable then working professionals?

Ace Stewart jstewart at
Fri Mar 15 06:23:03 AEST 1991

This is certainly a worthwhile subject to talk about, and considering
the length of the message we'll have topics for years. I am coming
from the side of "I am an Undergrad/Grad student" so please take
these comments with that in mind.

First off, a very key difference in these two groups is income. I
realize that "adults <- careful there" have mortgage payments etc, but
with a $25,000 year salary, budgetary planning is considerably
different than OWEING that 3/4 of that to an institution. (If you
believe that to be false, think about a middle class family with one
person in college and you will realize that no assistance shows up.)

I would never have had the chance to attend USENIX without the
Berkeley Grant...are you hearing this? NEVER HAD A CHANCE. While I am
not discussing the unemployed issue, I take it the original poster has
been to these conferences on his own money. Quite frankly, I cannot do
that, you can, so there is something to be said for the way Berkeley
is doing things. (i.e. it's right)

As for the comparison as to USENIX and UNIX being designed that way,
quite frankly I think the comparison is pointless. I don't even
understand where it came from or why it was included. Elaborate?  :)

As for the unemployed issue, I like it. I believe that people without
a chance should get one. At the same time, if they are unemployed and
receiving unemployment checks, what little I understand I think the
money should be directed to a flight to wherever this person is
considering working and use that money in a more "get to the employer
and interview." Just my opinion.

    Ace Stewart | Affiliation: Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York
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