It has been suggested that the purpose of this post may be to “attack” universities. I thank the university gentleman for his remarks and concerns and offer the following. Quite to the contrary, this article is part of a much larger discussion which will ensure universities and other kinds of institutions improve programming to the point that they can deliver really excellent career training.
I once heard a VFX producer say “I sure miss the days when artists slept under their desks.” Some time later, I heard another one say “Artists are like light bulbs. When they burn out, I replace them.” How did things get this bad?