[b-hebrew] Doctorates or not (was Re: XSD)
peterkirk at qaya.org
Fri Sep 2 05:31:00 EDT 2005
On 02/09/2005 01:25, Dave Washburn wrote:
>... Unlike Karl, I'm not glad I never got the doctorate, mainly because it would
>have been a lot of fun, and at that time I could easily have become a
>professional student and loved every minute of it. I would have loved to
>have the degree, but it never happened. Now, at 52, I find that with the
>advent of the Internet, it's not that crucial any more.
>But Peter, you have me curious. You say you decided there was little point in
>pursuing it. What prompted that conclusion, if I may ask?
My situation now is not that different from yours as described above,
although I am 50 not 52 and not married. Interaction on the Internet
suits me well, in many ways better than a more formal academic
structure. And for personal reasons I prefer to live in a place which is
out of the academic mainstream - no Hebrew or anything related at our
local minor university. I suppose the "little point" relates mainly to
my personal life goals, which do not include getting an academic job.
There would be some point if by doing so I could significantly advance
the knowledge of Hebrew or whatever, but I suppose I lack the confidence
that I can do that.
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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