"No, she won’t remember me, and yes, my resume is a fake. But it’s not what you’re thinking. Maya, the degree takes four years at a minimum, and there’s no way to expedite. Do you have any idea how absurd that is for a megascops?" She had talked herself out of fear and into anger. "The Net makes universities obsolete. Anyone with a bandwidth over room temperature can learn how to screen from the Net in a few hours. All those years of university training — they’re not trying to give you knowledge, they’re trying to control it."

-- (Raphael Carter, The Fortunate Fall, p. 59)