On Jun 8, 2004, at 12:43 PM, Dan Tapp wrote:

> Curt Hibbs wrote:
>>
>> Some of the best programmer's I've had the pleasure of working with 
>> had
>> degrees in music.
>> Maybe there's a hidden relationship there!  :-)
>> Curt
>
> Not all that hidden, actually :-) There's apparently a significant 
> correlation industry-wide.  Can't remember where I heard that, but I 
> do know that, when I worked at Apple, a substantial number of the 
> folks were musicians, ranging from weekend-jammer to seriously gifted.

A relative of mine, who teaches piano and voice, claims several of her 
more gifted musical students went on to be in the top of their field... 
in engineering. :) Definitely a correlation.

cheers,
Mark