Brutal article on declining computer science enrollments. Today's New York Times carries an article entitled “Microsoft, Amid Dwindling Interest, Talks Up Computing as a Career” about Bill Gates going around to universities encouraging young people to major in computer science. The chairman of EECS at MIT worries about the decline in enrollment (10 years ago his predecessor fretted about the explosion in enrollment; sic transit gloria major). All too close to home… [Philip Greenspun Weblog]
i wonder why people don't want to go to school to learn these skills…… any thoughts?