I just wrote a long post with the title above; then WordPress hiccupped and ate it.
I hate computers, too.
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The essentials of the lost post:
Secretaries nice, paperwork bad. Academicals, not really the people who should waste their time and talents with administrative paper-shuffling. University reformers, pod people from the planet Molesta-Omnia.
Trivia: In Finland, M.Sc. is FM, for filosofian maisteri or “magister of philosophy”, even if you’ve really studied maths, physics or chemistry. Then FL for filosofian lisensiaatti, licentiate of philosophy (between master and doctor), and finally FT for filosofian tohtori, doctor of philosophy. So if you see Matti Meikäläinen FL, that’s no-one from Florida but just John Everyman Weird-Super-M.Sc..
(Also: “Master of Science”? Is that some sidekick of He-Man?)
The post was much longer, and somewhat funnier. Then again, first lost post in 17 months of blog-writing, so I don’t complain.