From: John Klassa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 07:55:22 PDT
>>>>> On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, "JTS" == JTS - MCDLXXXVI wrote:
JTS> Speaking from what I've seen in software business, it's typical.
JTS> I didn't get out of academia all that long ago, and I wouldn't
JTS> trust an RCG to write half a Tcl GUI, much less serious code
JTS> behind it.
Where do you work, BTW? In this area (I note your duke.edu address)?
(By "this area", I mean the RTP part of North Carolina... This
"mail.com" address is one that I use so that I don't have to resubscribe
to every list I'm on when I change jobs...)
JTS> Exactly. At this point, I wonder if there's not demand for an
JTS> old-school "training academy"...
That would certainly be ideal... Whether it's feasible, I don't know.
Probably not, since it would take eight years to produce the first
grads, and nobody thinks beyond six months these days. :-)
Something akin to the "professional engineer" certification that
engineers can get would also seem a relevant idea. Or even something
like "board certification" (like for doctors)... Anything that requires
you to revisit the fundamentals periodically, and get quizzed on them,
would seem like a step in the right direction.
-- John Klassa / email@example.com
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