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August 31, 2011

Polymaths needed, enquire within

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt expresses alarm at the "drift to the humanities" in the UK and a culture where "engineering and science aren’t championed."

Dr Schmidt, who is worth more than £4billion, said: ‘I was flabbergasted to learn that today computer science isn’t even taught as standard in UK schools. First: you need to bring art and science back together. Think back to the glory days of the Victorian era. It was a time when the same people wrote poetry and built bridges.’

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 31, 2011 07:54 AM