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Really, how much is there to know about computers?

Today someone at school said to me, "I don't know how there's enough to learn about computers that there can be a whole major for it. It seems like you learn all there is to know in high school. I can see how maybe they'd teach you computer history or something in college, but how can you go to school for 4 years for it?"

This is an understandable question for someone who doesn't deal with computers other than their own PC. I explained that it helps to think of a PC like a subcompact, and an enterprise server like a Boeing 747. Sure, in high school they can teach future mechanics about small cars, but would they be able to go out and design, build, and maintain a 747? There's a jump of the same size between your personal computer and the big iron that runs businesses and the Internet.

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