Advertisements

Archive for the ‘technology’ Category

Formal Degrees vs. Certification

August 18, 2008

I’ve never been a fan of most certifications.  I’ve always been even less a fan of formal degrees in education, at least for technology-centric industries.  I’ve always argued that my body of work is my credential, and if a potential employer were to reject my application on the basis that I didn’t have a certain piece of paper, that short-sighted employer wasn’t the type that I wanted to work for anyway.

This article, however, goes even further to suggest that College is a waste of time for an even larger group of people than just the technology-centric industries, and hints at what certifications can accomplish, given that they evolve past most of my objections with them, which are echoed throughout the article.

(more…)

Advertisements

Does backwards compatibility stifle innovation and progress?

September 1, 2005

Upon beginning my new job, I’ve been thrown head-first into the world of Internet Telephony security, a sector that I’ve not really paid much attention to, much less followed. I’m currently in the process of getting acquainted with all of the various protocols and technologies involved, and in doing so I’ve signed up to the VoIPSec mailing list. After following the current discussion threads there for a few weeks, I see a recurring problem that I’ve seen in other growth sectors before, and unfortunately will probably see again.

(more…)