> MS degrees: (Sorry if this annoys any of the academics on this list,
> well, not really :-) I haven't been able to force myself to give any
> serious consideration to getting a master's degree. I've looked at the
> master's programs for Penn State and a few other nearby schools and I
> see the same thing: the courses I finished taking as an undergraduate
> fifteen years ago. Everything I've needed to learn to do my job and
> explore beyond it I've learned on my own, whether it be C++, 3D
> CORBA, Ada 95, distributed processing, and I've done it far more
> efficiently and cheaply than I would have by getting a Master's degree.
Probably true for many people, not all. But even where true, if the
company's offering to pay for it, why not?
But don't expect the "crises-per-week" metric to drop low enough for
you to actually have the time to go to class. :-)