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Sunday, December 25, 2005

The story is about the lack of women in American Computer Science programs.

The US economy is expected to add 1.5 million computer- and information-related jobs by 2012, while this country will have only half that many qualified graduates, according to one analysis of federal data. Meanwhile, the subject is becoming increasingly intertwined with fields ranging from homeland security to linguistics to biology and medicine.

As an American, I find that pretty scary. Maybe if we can get everyone to use Lisp, Scheme, ML, etc, then productivity will rise enough that we'll need less programmers and IT people. Maybe not.

I wonder what the situation is like in Europe.


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