The test I remember was a difficult set of problems that, if you passed it
with an A, gave some indications that you might have a fighting chance of
being successful with programming, as we then knew it. Granted, times have
changed and the aptitude of the sixties may not reflect the needs of the
As I said before, I am just in a grumpy mood today and wearing my
curmudgeon's hat at a more rakish angle than usual.
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On Mon, 9 Feb 1998 [log in to unmask] wrote:
> > I have long felt that applicants for the B.S. in computer science
> > should be first given the old-time IBM programming aptitude test
> I trust these tests have improved? While in college I took two
> aptitude tests. One said I should definitely be a programmer,
> the other said I should definitely *not* be a programmer.