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Duncan Macdonald Silver badge

Re: PDP-11

Training ENGINEERS yes - training COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATES no.

Confront a modern computer science graduate with a system with no GUI, code written in assembler and low level C and watch him (or her) run away as fast as possible.

Most (if not all) computer science graduates are unable to conceive of a system that is expected to run UNCHANGED for 20 years.

For critical industrial systems it is far better to get the coding done by engineers than by computer science graduates.

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