The article is by Sreejith, an Electrical Engg student of mine who has an interest in GNU/Linux and Free Software.
I had asked a few Computer Science students to prepare an RTAI system for some experiment (apply patch, recompile, configure the boot loader) - I was not at all surprised to see that they found this exercise extremely `challenging'.
Give me an intelligent and hardworking electrical/mech/civil whatever student and in 3 month's time, I can make him do whatever a final semester CS guy is capable of.
To be fair, give me an intelligent CS guy and in three months time, somebody who knows electronics/electrical engineering much better than me would make him capable of doing whatever an electrical/electronics guy is capable of.
Is this a reflection on the depth of CS/ECE/EEE? Absolutely NOOOOOOOOOO....
It's a reflection of how much we really learn in Engineering School.
Which is, NOTHING.
Four year's of Engineering education is an absolute waste of time.
As I am contesting in the elections this time and hope to get the education portfolio, I will introduce a Bill which will cut short 4-year's of B.Tech into 4 months.