Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Doctor schmocter

Finally got my diploma from Rutgers the other day and it was pretty underwhelming. I think they bought them in bulk, it's almost identical to the Master's diploma except for the 'Masters' is replaced w/ the PhD stuff. And to congratulate me, Frau Forktine passed along a very uplifting article from another PhD. Perhaps I will buy her a lottery ticket in return.

This wasn't really news to me as one of the things I learned from the whole experience was how little it means outside the ivory tower. A good example came to mind today, when I read that Condoleezza Rice (PhD in International Studies), who has a thorough musical background, actually missed a Beatles reference while in Liverpool. And that's aside from her failures in international politics.


Blogger forktine said...

Let's not forget how much more fun scratching off lottery tickets is than writing a dissertation!

3:56 PM  
Blogger forktine said...

....and yeah, I was annoyed that the degree was not in Latin. But then again, I'm a snob.

3:57 PM  

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