Disrespecting the Bill
I was really put off by this post by Ajay Juneja. I don't care so much about what he did or didn't do, or what he said, it was his classmates in general.
As I mentioned in the feedback there, in my college days (if they happended a few years later than they actually did), I would've killed to see Gates, Ellison, McNealy, Fiorina, Wozniak, Jobs or any of these people even if I couldn't stand what they stand for or disagree with their opinions. Ellison comes off as the biggest jerk in technology, but that doesn't mean I couldn't learn something from him.
When I was in school at little Ashland University in Ohio, the school's conservative political institution brought in Margaret Thatcher, Dan Quayle, Colin Powel, Dick Cheney (weird how those two came back to light), among others, and I couldn't see them because I wasn't in the right circles. That crap aside, and disregarding that I don't care much for the policy of any of those people, I would've done anything to see them speak. You don't get a lot of opportunities like that.
I think it reflects poorly on CMU and the kids that will graduate from it. I run into similar nonsense in the real post-academic world all of the time, and it's astonishing to see how much energy people put into platform religion or Microsoft hating. Do any of these people ever write software or solve problems?