01/25/2009 05:28:14 PM EST
Computer science in all its forms is no longer attractive to college entrants because the realization has set in that there is no job security in being a software engineer or programmer. Better to be an accountant or a lawyer. In those professionals the qualifications necessary to succeed are clearly understood - unlike in computer science where you have to totally reinvert yourself every few years.
United StatesFinnbarr P. Murphy
01/28/2009 02:49:36 AM EST
In response to Murphy, if would be computer science students really believe they have to reinvent themselves every few years to succeed that is unfortunate. Computer science is about recognizing and learning patterns. These patterns persist throughout regardless of technology and are very easy to master.
United StatesMike Watson
02/02/2009 11:11:07 AM EST
Computer Science is relevant in all places in our society, but is kept a great secret, because it would be our jobs! Just like magicians keep their "tricks" secret, no matter how bad we want to know, we won't find out unless we research. I think what turns off the younger crowd to the software engineering and other aspects of the field is the mathematics. It's discerning, and not many people's minds are apt to the algorithmic behaviors of equations and how they associate with the base of engineering, in the world of computer science.
United StatesMukunda Manoogian
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