Armoured Priest Posted March 4, 2008 Report Share Posted March 4, 2008 Well in that case, you learn all the basic skills you need for building a computer in kindergarten when you're putting together LEGOs. It doesn't really help to know whether the CPU you're getting is big-endian or little-endian, or any of that extremely low-level stuff you learn in O&A (my friends preferred to call it "Org/ASM" for obvious reasons).Unless you're actually printing circuits and making your own components from scratch or something...THEN that might come in handy, although an EE major would have a much easier time I imagine. But that's just crazy...I've never heard of anyone even trying that. My dad knows how to do that...but he was a career electrician, who learned that work from his dad, since his teens, and he just retired 2 years ago. On the other hand, He doesn't know how to put together a modern desktop (although that has more to do with him never having had to do it. If he wanted to learn, I could teach him myself pretty quickly, but seeing as how I know how, he doesn't have to learn ) He just says "Boy! Fix this thing." (I'm 32 and he still calls me "boy" ) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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