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Wanting to move ahead in the IT industry, I decided to go to university, but for that I needed to do an entry course at my local college. Being a web designer, programmer, and general computer nerd, I breezed through.

Half way through the 1 year entry course we started learning HTML and web design… low and behold, all in notepad! Now I’m by no means the best at web design, but I stay up to date and what I do know, I know well. We got to the second lesson, and I’ll remind you, the teachers are all professional IT consultants and the like, and this is in the university city of Oxford, UK…

The teacher started to show the class some “effects” that you could do, and started talking about <marquee> and using other deprecated HTML tags, let alone using stylesheets!

I guess even the professionals cant keep updated on every facet of IT. But my mistake in this whole problem? Actually trying to convince the teacher that what she is teaching is outdated and hasn’t been in use for a number of years. She ended up storming out, and in a not so elegant manner, told me to teach the class instead, and that’s what I did!

-James

-Ha, awesome! – Rob