My reading of the rest of this article is that what she's trying to tell
us is that the market for entry level programmers and programmer trainees
is not too good. But it was my impression that this type of job has always
been hard to find.
I'd be interested in hearing the impressions of people around the country
as to how accurate these statements are. Is the computer programming business
bust? What are the outlook for someone getting a bachelor's degree in
computer science? How about a M.A.? How about a Ph.D.?
Furuta@Washington from the ARPAnet
The smart money knows that competence in programming has only a little
to do with getting degrees from colleges. Many clever hackers coming
out of universities today were probably damned clever hackers when they
came out of high school.
Andy Tannenbaum Bell Labs Whippany, NJ (201) 386-6491