Dave Haxton at MacRaven, commenting
on yet another inflated resume in the news, reveals the extent of his own formal education. In doing so, he proves a point I've often tried to make -- that formal education, advanced degrees, and scholarly credentials by themselves are no guarantee of intelligence and competence. Dave has intelligence and competence in spades, as any reader of his web log will soon discover.
For the record, my grades put me in the bottom third of my high school class. I flunked high school Latin, along with several other subjects. I don't mention either of these facts on my resume. On the other hand, I don't pretend to have degrees I never earned.