The future of the future

Derek Martin dmartin at
Wed Feb 16 17:30:45 EST 2000

On Wed, 16 Feb 2000, Gordon, Seth wrote:

> RELIABLE PREDICTION: Jobs for programmers will become numerous, but at the
> same time, knowledge of basic programming will become very common, and
> scripting languages will become easier to use and do a better job at
> optimizing; therefore, the average programmer won't be paid much more than
> the average secretary.

CYNICAL, ARROGANT REBUTTAL: Programming requires the ability to think
logically to break a problem down into small peices.  Most people are
either unable or unwilling to make the effort to think logically, so there
will never be a glut of programmers.

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Derek D. Martin      |  Senior UNIX Systems/Network Administrator
Arris Interactive    |  A Nortel Company
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