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Guest Lectures = Good Teaching Tool

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Brantley Coile
So Monday my Computer Architecture class got a guest lecture from a guy by the name of **Brantley Coile,** who was there to talk about the development and history of the hard disk drive. Now, I’m not making note of this because Mr. Coile was a particularly amazing speaker or anything of the sort, but rather because it was a lecture from someone who works in the industry. Mr. Coile is Founter and CTO of [Coraid](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coraid,_Inc.), an Athens, Georgia, based company specializing in network based large-scale storage.

I feel as those academia often suffers from something I’ve labeled the “PhD Delima.” To elaborate: there is a group of in every class of students that absolutely love school. I feel that these are the people who usually end up getting their Masters or PhD’s, and I feel as though there are a great many of them who have never worked in the industry and *never want *to work in the industry for one reason or anther. So they become teachers.

Now, I have all the respect in the world for teachers and professors because their job is more often than not a thankless task. However, it is validating, in a sense, to hear some of the same material we’ve been reading/hearing about in our architecture class reinforced by someone who makes his living working in the business world, which is where I’d like to end up myself.