Talking Points Memo
This Modern World
Working for Change
Book review: Darwinia
Reviewed: Friday, August 11, 2006
Summer reading: Spin
Reviewed: Saturday, August 5, 2006
Reviewed: Tuesday, July 18, 2006
the Omnivoire's Delimma
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
the Golem's Eye
Reviewed: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
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.