My reasons are fairly simple. "C" is a nice letter to have on a CV :) I know some people won't appreciate this, but I was relieved by the dot.com collapse. The market was tremendously overvalued and, like the Japanese bubble economy of the late 80s, early 90s, the bubble had to burst to start allowing the money to flow more efficiently. The downside of course, is summed up perfectly in a brilliant quote that I heard. Someone was asking why people weren't showing up to a local IT schmooze-fest and the reply was "networking with unemployed people isn't very helpful."
While my company is still kicking along (barely), I don't want to be one of 73 programmers chasing after that lone programming position that opens up somewhere. I'm taking Java classes (sob) and brushing up on my C seems like good sense in this climate. I think my Perl is decent, but I wouldn't count on finding another job with it unless I want to move again.
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