Maybe we should replace the "traditional" college degree with a link to http://lmgtfy.com
After all, you don't
actually need to know anything, or how to do anything, if you can just ask someone else in the world to provide the answer for you.
... except that you do.
"Sure, Google is great, but." When I've got a need to get an answer,
I need that answer from an expert,
not a researcher.
While an "expert" is, of course, a "researcher," a "researcher" most certainly is not
Furthermore, even a "researcher" is someone who knows how to get an answer on his/her own,
from resources such as the Linux source-code documentation directories; perhaps (and wisely...) validating
his/her conclusions from other outside sources, but not wholly relying
No matter what country you live in ... if you can't do that ... if you don't understand that you have to
do that ... you're an imposter, not even a student. Much less an expert to be relied-upon with any
sort of weighty decision!
"Foo! You are nothing but a charlatan!"