Originally posted by Oliver Fiktishous:
Note that Bill Joy at Sun (not jerk "William Joy" above), the inventor of Jini doesn't have a degree in computer science. I believe he has one in philosphy.
I doubt that Mr. Gosling, the inventor of Java, has a degree in computer science. Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard. Having a degree in CS is I'm sure quite valuable but other experience is valuable as well. What you don't know you can learn.