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I find it quitte amusing to see all these people here exclaim how autodidact they are...
I myself was a complete autodidact at one time, but then I wanted to learn more on a faster pace, and I was no longer autodidact, cause I took over (be it unwillingly) the style of the author of that book. The same goes for all of us here. We learn a lot from other monks, and especially for highranked monks it would be very hard to reject all lessons which could be learned here, and find out all for yourself, right after you read on a subject.
So except for the newbie's among us no one is autodidact (any longer)
In reply to trs80: I agree completely with your post, but wihin the context as given above.
I do think that some of the none autodidacts do have a little advantage, cause they had the propper teacher and are therefor very well ready for certain programming issues where autodidacts mostly mess around a bit, creating working but huge code...
er formait hyarya.
"Field experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."