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

From: Richard Cleis (rcleis at mac.com)
Date: Fri Oct 15 16:31:00 EDT 2004

Is it the 'workers' that need educated or The Industry that needs educated?  The laments in this thread include errors (made by 'workers', of course) involving memory allocation, among other low-level issues.  In other words, after a four decade computer evolution where operating systems have surpassed a gigabyte, these environments are still so dumb that it is possible for 'workers' to make the same fundamental errors today as we did when I was a kid.

I feel cheated; I was told that programs would be writing themselves by now! ;)

On Friday, October 15, 2004, at 12:31PM, Neil W. Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:

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>> Finally, even with all the outsourcing and the post-bubble blues the 
>> prediction of the industry association is that until 2012 there will 
>> not be enough software/information professionals produced in the US.
>I understand that the industry association would like to see an
>oversupply of workers.
>But perhaps the industry association is lamenting an undersupply of
>workers who are more highly skilled than all the currently underemployed
>and unemployed ones.
>In that case, it'd behoove industry associations to more aggressively
>fund innovative CS education approaches and initiatives.
>HtDP and TeachScheme are two such beasts that come to mind.

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