sábado, 1 de novembro de 2008

Universidade de Berkely

Programa Mundo S.A. da Globo News, exibido em 22/09/2008, sobre a Universidade de Berkeley (UC Berkeley), com entrevistas de alguns poucos brasileiros que estudam por lá.

É interessante esta comparação que o Andrew Tanenbaum, autor de livros textos clássicos para os cursos de computação, hoje professor da Universidade de Amsterdã, faz entre o MIT e Berkeley.

Where did you go to school?

High School: White Plains High School
College: M.I.T.
Ph.D.: University of California at Berkeley

Which one did you like best?
High school was ok, but my real love was the stage crew, of which I was electrician. Nobody likes M.I.T. People respect it. I respect it. But like it? Does anyone like taking a drink from a fire hose? I am still in awe of the place. I loved Berkeley and the Bay Area.

Did you experience culture shock going from M.I.T. to Berkeley?
Oh my goodness. Yes. It was so strange to be in an environment with people having I.Q.'s below 150 and where it wasn't necessary to study 12, 13, 14 hours a day, seven days a week just to keep up.


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