February 4, 2003 by Allen George
I am extremely disappointed in the University of Waterloo. I question whether I made the right choice in joining this university based on my current interests. Lets get a few things clear. Ahem. UofW can _accurately be called “University of Redmond, Waterloo Campus”. The Engineering Dept. is *firmly* in Microsoft’s pocket. If Microsft takes control of any more of the department they might as well own the damn place. Microsoft labs, Microsoft languages, Microsoft servers… And soon enough I am betting that the few remaining *nix servers, computers in Engineering will disappear. Let me get something clear. I am _disgusted_ with the University of Waterloo’s Engineering Department and entertain the very feverent hope that I will be able to get of this place before the entire stupid mess goes down the toilet. I mean – they’re springing for XP licenses when they can (and should IMO) be using OO.o/StarOffice for peanuts? Also – where is my 15% raise in tuition going? Is Waterloo a financial black hole or something? Oh yeah – when Waterloo had the great idea to take it up the ass from MS in that C# debacle it turns out that it lost approx. 200 SunBlades from Sun and probably a lot more in the long run. I mean – look at it! Students from Ryerson, York and Toronto has masive *nix labs and do a majority of their work there. At least they get _exposed_ to different concepts. That’s all I’m asking for you stupid *WASTE* of a department. Well everyone…please look at the following _very_ carefully.
IF YOU WANT EXPOSURE TO A LOT OF UNIX WORK, DO _NOT_ JOIN WATERLOO ENGINEERING. YOU MIGHT AS WELL THINK OF IT AS AN MS ONLY SHOP. CONSIDER WATERLOO CS INSTEAD. OR IF THAT DOESN’T FLOAT YOUR BOAT – ANOTHER UNIVERSITY.