Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Morgan Webb on majoring in rhetoric

U. Magazine's current issue has an interview with Morgan Webb, who has a degree in rhetoric from Berkeley. I find this quotation interesting:
I got hired at Tech TV because of my technical background to do research. My degree did come in handy. As a Rhetoric Major, you look at history and philosophy and you're basically constructing and deconstructing people's arguments. You get a fair bit of English, history and philosophy, but you're focusing on how to construct an argument. A lot of people do it for Pre-Law, but I liked it because it had elements of an English degree, but was slightly more analytical. It turns out there is a lot of money in writing about computers and explaining how they work.

More people should read that.


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