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Another one: Whenever Joel and Jeff (mostly Joel, though) talk about how math is taught wrong, how people shouldn't care about algebra and calculus but should just go straight to Linear Algebra, Topology, Queuing Theory, etc. However, be sure not to learn anything in depth as that would be hard (like C). The reason this is so is because most of the math is useless and apparently nobody ever made a money using Linear Algebra (wow). ::shrugs::