"Computer science, I hasten to say, is no less a human garbage disposal than any department at any school. It is just slightly less obvious about it."
Why do universities insist you pay and attend their tuition? Why are you not allowed to teach yourself and simply turn up and take the exams?
"There are two main attractions of a university a) you are surrounded by like-minded people who are doing interesting things and b) you are disciplined to keep learning or producing. Note that neither of these benefits intrinsically costs money. The main weakness of the modern elite university is the extraordinary cost."