[LMB] Old Moldy OT:

J Selin harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Tue May 9 22:18:46 BST 2006

>> I (Harimad) wrote:
>> A common complaint with recent finance geeks (= anyone who got
>> his degree in past 10 years or so) is that they have so
>> back-of-envelope sense.  They can use excel to calculate
>> something to the nth degree, but can't provide a reliable
>> quick estimate.

> Scott adds:
> My, that's amusing.  It's been a complaint in the science
> and engineering fields for _years_!

Clearly, engineers got computers and HP calculators long before
finance geeks did.

who tries to retain the ability to make reliable quick estimates, of
addition at least

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