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Re: Are we a dying breed?

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Nov 11, 2005 at 13:34 UTC ( #507712=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Are we a dying breed?

I don't understand it, we have been looking for months and have had a very very difficult time trying to find quality people. And by quality, I mean someone who is proficient enough in perl to be able to learn how things work here

That is true of almost any field now. The colleges are cranking out assembly-line graduates, and it is hard to find any new graduate who actually can think for themselves and solve a problem. Hence the need for an "assembly-line language" like Java. The same is true for Operating Systems, give the dummies Windows.

It has always been like this. It used to be that only the top 20% of students would go on to higher education after high school, and the rest would go to "practical employment". Nowadays, everyone gets to go to college and get C's on curves, and it shows in the incompetance in the white collar workforce.


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Re^2: Are we a dying breed?
by kutsu (Priest) on Nov 11, 2005 at 15:08 UTC
    It has always been like this. It used to be that only the top 20% of students would go on to higher education after high school, and the rest would go to "practical employment". Nowadays, everyone gets to go to college...

    Not to disagree with the rest of your post, which I pretty much agree with, but I know a great many people who have moved directly into employment after high school (and several others, like myself, who can afford only one college class a year, or every few years, and will consider themselves lucky to get a 2-year degree). The percentage has certainly gone up but everyone, even 50% IMHO, is proably pushing it.

    "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

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