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“Wow! You are such an intelligent person! You beat everyone in the exams and got 97 percent marks!!” are the words used to congratulate my colleague who always scores highest in our class πŸ™‚ I never feel jealous because I know very well, I am a bad performer when it comes to test of intelligence.

So how do they test intelligence here?

They make us study from textbooks for six months, then check how much we can recall word to word from the textbooks. Pretty simple eh? *sigh*

No offence to this specific student who tops, because more than half of our “Computer Science” class is outright pathetic when it comes to practicals.

It's the second year's final examination in computer practical and one guy comes up to me and asks… I can't open TC [*1] on this computer, something is wrong! So I sneak upto his computer to see what's wrong to find that he is working on “D:\>” instead of “C:\>” and hence can't access the directory “C:\tc\bin”. And just as if that wasn't enough, one of the toppers asks me if I can help in printing the assignments!

At least we don't have Linux to study as we had last year. If anyone lives nearby Ahmednagar College, please walk down to the Computer Science department and ask any person a few questions regarding Linux or UNIX, yes including the staff!! And do call an ambulance for yourself because you might just suffer from a heart attack. πŸ˜‰

Oh! And did I forget to tell you that regarding databases, a “pipeline” is “something that facilitates faster execution of queries”. No more explanation required! Like we are some computer gurus!!

Oh! Oh! And I was scolded by the staff because I wanted to carry a 4 x 4 inch paper with me while giving a seminar on “Viruses, Worms & Trojans”. All that was written on the paper were a few small headings on the topics I was supposed to speak on – only to help me keep myself on track.

Oh! Oh! Oh! And I had to get my dad's help to save my marks because my highly intelligent staff objected my asking questions like “So what comes to your mind when you think of Computer Viruses?” or “What are your doubts regarding Worms? We can discuss in depth on a few.” and were gossiping about reducing my marks with other students (who are well known for gossiping). Now the first thing that hurt me was that these people don't even know what “Interactive Method of conducting a Seminar” is. What hurt me deep is that instead of telling ME that MY marks had been cut by their stupid assumptions, they were talking to some OTHER people about MY marks. Why? Am I dead? Am I deaf? Or are they afraid I'll challenge them right there?? &^$#$&^

Why should I not be angry with them?

So in the end, I am NOT intelligent. I am just a sub-normal guy with a little creativity (which is being wasted on writing this stuff). Well I am sub-normal because my Marksheets says so. My intelligence is not measured in what I can do with what I have, but what I can remember and do with what I don't have (books are not allowed in the exams.) And as if someone did not want me to ever stop writing… these people CHEAT LIKE HELL!! Even most of the top scorers! Shame on you bastards! You will live a long life and die a slooow death, suffering for just as many days as your untruthful marks. God bless you with abundant life! Let your intelligence live long, while my poor ol' creativity will live like a flash, quick to come quick to go!

I wonder if anyone will ever even remember me πŸ™‚

[*1] TC.. the _only_ C compiler + IDE our class knows of – Borland Turbo C. Every time I mention GCC (for example) they go “huh?”. Wonder how they manage to remember whole textbooks if they can't remember 3 characters that I utter every time!

P.S. Can anyone just come over and see how many software packages in our lab are pirated? (And there's a blog coming up on THAT topic tomorrow πŸ™‚

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Written by hiway

March 30, 2004 at 11:17 pm

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