| ||Ask HN: To go or not to go college?|
36 points by hajrice on Sept 12, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 103 comments |
|I'm currently a high school senior, I'm an aspiring and pretty badass dev and designer. I've built a few apps and I'm pretty sure that I'll be doing startups(most likely my own still) for the rest of my life.|
I can't bear working for some big corporation(I've done it once, it's just not my thing) and thus really find no point of going to college.
I could get into a lot of good colleges, yet I really don't want to "waste" 4 years of my life doing a CS degree in college when I certainly won't learn much; I'd definitely learn 3x much being on my own. And if you say that college degrees make it easier, well...if I spent 4 years building awesome things, I'm pretty sure that I'd eventually build up much more credibility than some graduate from Carnegie Mellon.
I'd really appreciate your feedback on this, since it's a big dilemma that I think a lot of people from HN have experienced.
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