Advice to a Junior in High School?
John J. Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Tue Aug 26 22:46:06 CEST 2003
"Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at udel.edu> writes:
> "Howard Nease" <hnease at midsouth.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:Ivw2b.1305$Ce2.314 at clmboh1-nws5.columbus.rr.com...
> > have heard a whole lot about the fact that the market for software
> > nowadays is *HORRIBLE*, and that I should double major or perhaps go
> into a
> > field of study in which I'm not very interested.
> The demand for software engineers has fluctuated up and down, in
> various industries and regions, for decades. An article in the
> current Business 2.0 on the 'coming labor shortage' points out that
> you are part of the first generation in America to be numerically
> smaller than your parents generation. In ten years, when boomers have
> or are retiring, there will probably be a relatively shortage of tech
Who knows? There are plenty of clever, hard-working people in India
who speak good English. It would be a good thing if more computing
jobs moved there, IMHO, and that certainly seems to be happening to an
A lot depends on the location and degree of horror of world events, I
fear. Just to cheer you up ;-/
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