First computer language
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Tue Sep 6 02:15:42 UTC 2005
Jerry Miller wrote:
> As with Tony's response below, I too agree with this assessment as far as
> the learning-curve aspect is concerned. The problem is that those who are
> unemployed, as I was for over two years ending with a relocation last
> April, can't be that choosy, and the powers that be are seldom
> sufficiently computer-
> literate themselves to appreciate the ease of acquiring new language
> skills. I work for one of the exceptions, as I have always done since
> trading in my formal education in Organic Chemistry for a career in
> Computer Science!
Oh, well, I just tell them I'm experienced at what they want :-)
> You can see from the laundry lists of specific skills in many classified
> that that is the case. They are looking for the type of person they've
> had and will, in my estimation, get what they've always gotten, i.e., the
> mindset that makes many business forms as unintelligibly programmer-
> friendly as they've always been. (Looked at your bank statement lately?
Hey! My wife put a lot of effort into bank statements (using Cobol) :-)
> The really ironic part is when one of those ads lists a Computer Science
> degree among its requirements. What self-respecting C.S. Dept. is going
> to teach COBOL these days?!?!?
One of these days I really need to get mine. 28 years after I started
university, I'm just a single-term course away...
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