On 7/27/07, Paul Nelson <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Those kids should get a degree in a business related field, and then go
IT if they are so inclined. It's a whole lot easier to teach an accountant
to program than it is to teach a computer science grad how to prepare a
balance sheet or to perform a physical inventory the right way.

It wasn't by design, but I graduated with two majors, Business Management
and Data Processing. (Should have received dual degrees, but they changed
the rules on that mid-stream.) The dual majors have helped me land job

My eldest had expressed a passing interest in programming, but I've laid it
on the line for him: Coders and bit-twiddlers are extremely expendable.
Only those who work their way up to the analysis, project leadership, etc.
roles (the point being that they learn and understand the business, and what
makes it tick), these are the "business world computer geeks" who have the
best chance of avoiding the opportunity to train an offshore worker.

- Dan

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