[plt-scheme] Re: Programming for non-programmers

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Oct 14 18:10:14 EDT 2004

On Oct 14, 2004, at 4:22 PM, Peter Santoro wrote:

>  Because parents like myself are directing are children to avoid all 
> careers that can be easily outsourced.  Only career fields that 
> require physical presence (face to face with the customer) will 
> survive with a livable wage.

Speaking as a college professor and parent: Let your child choose. If 
there's any interest in CS *and* the department at your child's college 
offers a decent CS education, encourage your child to do computer 
science (at least via a minor). As has been said before in this thread 
and as I now quote on my Web page:

> Yet more on Programming: Programming is just another name  for the 
> lost art of thinking. Arctic Fidelity

Think of *good* CS as a subject like mathematics or (really good) 
English. Learn to think, articulate your thoughts.

-- Matthias

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