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Discussion on: The Downside To Being Self-Taught.

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Chris Jasper

I am self taught and started learning at around 13 or 14. I'm 43 now. I would say that I still think there is a lot of merit to the "just get it working" approach. I still do a lot of investigative and proof of concept work this way before moving to engineering and before writing tests.
I do agree about certain more complex topics that you would traditionally learn at University, I did have to make a concerted effort to learn these topics. At no point have I ever thought that University would have been a good for for me personally.