Friday, August 23, 2013

Four years wasted?

I'm not sure I agree with her bipolar viewpoint, but here's a Guardian column from a woman who wasn't encouraged to go into technology as a young person and did later, She came to feel her humanities degree was wasted effort.

Garrison's Keillor's proverbial "English Major?"

But with firms that can't find people to fill tech-related positions (for example, here and here), we should definitely be training more young folk in technology, especially energy technology.

Here's a more balanced viewpoint from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Clearly the humanities have a role to play. But a balance of skills, with strong technical competence, is obviously a winner.

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