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jseliger · 2015-03-08 · Original thread
I think the problem is fundamentally that two separate concerns are entangled: education, and certification.

There's actually one or two other concerns, too: networking and fun. Some of the value I and many other people got from college is meeting others with similar interests.

Regarding fun (and parties), I get the sense that most HN readers probably aren't or weren't party animals, but that's actually a pretty common reason for people to go to college, per Sperber's Beer and Circus ( and Armstrong and Hamilton's Paying for the Party (

I don't really have a sense of how the university bundle really breaks down into core value.

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