from 37 Signals:
For programmers, it’s never been easier [to find a job]. The world of open source software is such an easy way to get into showing off your work — and it makes you feel good in the process.
One of the big advantages if you go to Harvard or Stanford and you want to get into investment banking is that you’ll meet a lot of people that will make it easier for you to get into investment banking. If you want to be a great software developer, you can do all of that without paying $60,000 a year in tuition, just by putting in some sweat equity in improving the comments in the open source world.