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By on Nov 17, 2008 in Wisdom | 0 comments

The inspiration to write this post comes from a JAVA reference book from a college library. I turned few pages of the book and saw :- 1. Important lines & definitions underlined with pencil. 2. Paragraphs marked with leters ‘Imp.’ [Short for Important] 3. Paragraphs marked with lables “Summer 2004”, “Winter 2006” etc. 4. Diagrams marked with lables “V.V. Imp”. 5. Lines underlined and marked “??”. The purpose of marking the ‘important’ stuff in the book was clear – it was supposed to be mugged up and reproduced on the answer sheet. I have even seen few of the books which have simplified this task for the students; the important questions from exercises are already marked “Summer 2005!!!” by the author him(her)self. …and that’s how we produce our computer science engineers. I was...