Re: Colleges vs. Real world.
i learned COBOL66 on Manchester Universities Dec 11/750. I loved COBOL. and were were taught the new fangled "Michael Jackson Structured Program Design Methodology"
However, for some reason I never fathomed the lecturer assigned to teach us COBOL was a Canadian Chemistry professor.
I went into the first lecture and came out knowing less than I started. After a second lecture, and my knowledge reduced even further, i decided I could do better on my own. I handed in every assignment o time and scored 90% i the final exam. I loved COBOL. I even wrote a batch non interactive pacman game on it, you put your (up to 10) moves as a NSEW in a text file then ran the program, then it printed out the screen on the 132 col A3 lineprinter. It took days to play one game.